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A CARVED OVAL AGATE CAMEO HEAD OF A BLACK YOUTH
SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY
With short curly hair and full lips, facing in profile to the left; in a later oval gilt-bronze frame flanked by dragons and mounted on a cylindrical column
The present portrait compares with an example illustrated in R. Gennaioli, Le Gemme dei Medici al Museo degli Argenti (Florence, 2007), p. 190, no. 86.