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"Antique" Cameo with the Bust of Julius Caesar


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Description Julius Caesar (101-44 BC) was honored as an icon of Roman military might and rule. This cameo could have been made as an individual object or as one of the Twelve Caesars. The artist took advantage of the layers of red and dark green in the jasper for this relief (cameo) carving.
Exhibitions
  • World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
  • I, Claudius: Art in the Age of Julio-Claudians. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1977-1978.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1525-1575 (Renaissance)
Medium
jasper
Accession Number
42.238
Measurements
H: 2 3/4 x W: 1 15/16 in. (7 x 5 cm)
Geographies
  • Italy (Place of Origin)

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