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Gems and cameos

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  • 1. Gem
    and
    Cameo
    Tło dźwiękowe – Secret Garden; Papillon
    Prezentację wykonała - Anna
  • 2. GemIt is a small semi-precious stone,
    sometimes precious, adorned with bas-relief.
    Here used two basic techniques for relief:
    concave and convex.
    Decoration made ​​in concave relief is called intaglio,
    and in the convex relief is called cameo.
    Gems were particularly popular in Roman art,
    especially during the early empire.
    That was when was made some of the finest examples of their
    (GemmaAugustea and Great French Gemma ).
  • 3. Intaglio – „Nero”
  • 4. ’The Punishment of Tityos’, rock crystal intaglioby Giovanni Bernardi, the British Museum
  • 5. Intaglio with a portrait of Empress Julia Domna; Severan, Roman, Beryl
  • 6. Cameo
    This is a gem embellished with a convexrelief.
    Often used a special technique of decorating,
    through the use of the properties of some
    semi-precious stones, consisting of multicoloredlayers. A darker layer it was background of image
    which was created in the brighter layer.
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  • 13. Gemma Augustea
    Wiedeń - Kunsthistorisches Museum.
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  • 24. VICTORIAN sterling & coralcameolorgnette
  • 25. VICTORIANBohemian garnets hinged bangle set with a portrait cameo of George Gordon, Lord Byron  
    This unusual cameo bracelet is a lovely combination of garnets and shell cameo
  • 26. VICTORIANspectacular 15 carat yellow gold and shell figural cameo brooch, the Three Muses (or Three Graces) and Cherub or Cupid with harp, set wrapped in a snake with two tiny diamond eyes and an amazing pierced and decorated gallery
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  • 29.   FLORAL bouquet shell cameo in a 14 karat yellow gold setting.
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  • 32. Brooch, hardstone, 9 karat rose gold, c. 1860, an allegorical depiction of Psyche,
    on the left, and Apollo, on the right, the central figure conveying the message
    that "music feeds the soul," set in a plain gold frame, 2¼" w x 1¾"