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Belt Clasp

ca. 1808
Place Of Origin

Gold and enamel belt clasp with a cameo of layered agate, the cameo probably carved in Italy (1780-1800)


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold and enamel with a cameo of layered agate
Brief Description
Belt clasp with a cameo of the head of Medusa

France, Paris, about 1808; probably carved in Italy, 1780-1800

Gold and enamel, with a cameo of layered agate
Physical Description
Gold and enamel belt clasp with a cameo of layered agate, the cameo probably carved in Italy (1780-1800)
Dimensions
  • Height: 54mm
  • Width: 123mm
Credit line
Private Collection
Object history
Formerly in the collection of the Empress Josephine, the gems probably a gift from Napoleon's sister Caroline Murat (Queen Consort of Naples from 1808) and mounted in France
Production
Cameo probably carved in Italy 1780-1800
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
LOAN:MET ANON.102-1968

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record createdAugust 1, 2007
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