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A CARVED OVAL SARDONYX CAMEO OF LEDA AND THE SWAN
In an oblong gold mount applied to a brown agate ground within a later gilt-bronze laurel and oak leaf crown, framed in ebony, with suspension loop
The motif derives from a lost cartoon by Michelangelo. For a version by Edward Burch see G. Lippold, Gemmen und Kameen des Altertums und der Neuzeit (Stuttgart, 1922) pl. CXXXVII, no. 7, and for a cornelian intaglio by Robert Priddle see L. Dukelskaya, English Art 16th - 19th Centuries (St. Petersburg, 1979) no. 320.