Rare medieval agate cameo fragment of a horseman

Rare medieval agate cameo fragment of a horseman

Code: 11143

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This is a rare medieval agate cameo of a horseman, dating to the 12th - 14th century, set in a later silver gilt frame. The cameo is nicely cut on a layered agate, with the design cut in white to contrast against the translucent background. The subject depicts a saint or pilgrim riding on a mule. Sadly the gem had been damaged in antiquity but is still a nice looking piece.

OBJECT: Cameo

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: 13th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Agate

SIZE: 20.40mm x 16.05mm x 3.89mm

WEIGHT: 1.97 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Cornwall.