Description & Technical information

The agate carved in greyish-brown on light brown jasper-type ground, carved to depict a bust length portrait of a man with short hair and robe across one shoulder, his face turned slightly left, collet set in gold thumb-moulded mount, simple oval suspension loop above.

Weight: 5.5g

Date:  c.1580
Period:  16th Century
Origin:  Italian
Medium: Agate
Dimensions: 3.2 x 1.9 cm (1¹/₄ x 0³/₄ inches)
Categories: Jewellery