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Byzantine cameo

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Description

Small circular carnelian cameo of an angel, ca 600-800 AD. These cameos are some of the rarest in European gem carvings, and therefore much collected. Treasaured codexes, or peayer books were bound with jewelled and cameo set decoration.
Measurement:10 mm diameter

Listing ID: 7615561b243713a1

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