This is a very interesting double-sided intaglio, dating to the 17th or 18th century. The intaglio is finely cut on natural bloodstone (heliotrope). It is mounted within a gold brooch frame.
This gem is a Magic Square of Jupiter, worn to attract success, abundance, money, wealth ect. Further reading on this powerful amulet can be found MAGIC SQUARES. A rare and original antique item of occult significance.
OBJECT: Intaglio Magic Square Brooch
CULTURE: Renaissance / Georgian
DATE: c. 17th - 18th century
MATERIAL: Heliotrope & Gold
SIZE: 26mm x 24mm x 5mm
WEIGHT: 4.56 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. private collection, Nottingham.
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