Cameo of Jupiter

Photograph of oval cameo depicting a standing, bearded male figure with an eagle at his feet. The figure holds a long staff vertically in one hand and a thunderbolt, at which he gazes, in the other. The cameo is set in an elaborate frame of gold and enamel.

Cameo of Jupiter (The Cameo of Chartres) Set in Fourteenth-Century Mount

Description:
Medium:
Sardonyx; gold and enamel mount
Dimensions:
H. 15.2 cm; L. 6.5 cm
Context:
Rome, mounted in Paris
Date:
Roman, ca. 50 CE
Inventory Number:
Camée.1
Lender:
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
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