Antique 3 layer Cameo from the 15th century.
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 this helps to show the layers of the stone and create a greater sense of depth to the finished carving. The cameo is set within a very fine green enamel frame.