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St George and the dragon cameo

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St George and the dragon cameo
St George and the dragon cameo

Description

” Large ” and very finely carved sardonyx cameo of Saint George,patron Saint of England slaying the dragon.The cameo is depicting St George in the classical early stance of the “official ” version based on traditional Byzantine icons and wall paintings. English ca 1660. Probably made originally for the insignia of the Order of the Garter./ The age and this connection makes the cameo very rare/
The gem has some cracks but no chips. As is, nothing is missing from the original.Historically rare and important. In high carat gold setting and with later brooch fittings.
Measurements: 41 x 33 mm

Listing ID: 13752c3f4caca977

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