Red Jasper cameo of Medusa by Pistrucci

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The superb jasper carving of the head of Medusa by Benedetto Pistrucci, shown above. This really is breathtaking when viewed in close up and is almost 3 inches in size. This was my personal favorite of all of the magnificent cameos that I saw at the Cameo Appearances exhibition at the Met.

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