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Northern Italy

Mars and Venus Cameo: 16th c.; Mount: 18th c.

RCIN 65227

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Cameo depicting full-length naked figures of Mars and Venus, beneath a tree. Mars sits on his armour with his shield behind him; he is embraced by Venus, who is seated on his left knee. This cameo is a 16th century version of an ancient theme and probably based on a bronze medal.