Cameo with lion

Italian?
Modern
18th century


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.021 L.

Accession Number

99.114

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Cameos

Oval jasper cameo with yellow and greenish black layers. Lion walking to right. Cracked and repaired around forelegs. Partial ground line.

Provenance

- by 1817 with George Spencer, Fourth Duke of Marlborough.
-1817-1875 Estate of the Dukes of Marlborough [sold to David Bromilow at auction The Marlborough Gems, Christie's, London, June 26-29, 1875, lot 719]
-1875-1898 with David Bromilow
- 1898-1899 with Julia Harriet Mary Jary [sold to E.P. Warren through Mr. Ready? at auction The Marlborough Gems, Christie's, London, June 26-29, 1899, lot 719]
- 1899 with E.P. Warren [sold to the MFA in 1899] for $ 16,502.52 (this figure is the total price for MFA 99.101-99.119)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund