Antique portrait cameo carved in Lapis Lazuli

cameo_lapis_lazuli_mediciThe Renaissance lapis lazuli cameo carving with a portrait of Cosimo I de’ Medici. (1519-1574), Duke of Florence and Grand Duke of Tuscany. From the Grand-ducal workshops, Florence.

Date: ca. 1567–69 Culture: Italian (Florence) Carved into Lapis lazuli Based on a portrait-medallion. Dimensions: 2 3/16 x 1 13/16 x 3/8 in. (5.5 x 4.7 x 1 cm); 55.2 x 46.5 x 10 mm.

Displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York. Part of the Milton Weil Collection

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