A religious cameo with scenes from the Old and New Testament. The cameo is carved from a three layer agate. Clever use is made of the top black layer. This has been thinned to create brown shading on the figures which are carved in the white layer. The outside of the cameo has been rounded
Antique Cameo signet ring An example of a Cameo ring. This has a side profile portrait carving of King Arthur. The cameo stone is a smoky quartz. This is actually an Antique ring from the 19th century.
Bronzino’s Drawings at the Met Bronzino was, without a doubt, one of the greatest Italian painters from the late Renaissance. Inexplicably enough, he has never received a museum retrospective, an honor for which his prolific oeuvre of portraiture is particularly deserved. This premier exhibition of the man, shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is