The King of Beasts an exceptional Renaissance Gem

Les Enluminures, 23 East 73rd Street, 7th floor Penthouse, New York March 30 - May 9, 2023 Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, by appointment
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This exhibition focuses on a single gem.  But what a gem!  It is a large cameo of a lion’s head skilfully carved in  semi-transparent cat’s eye in pale green to yellow. Provenance is second only to artistic quality, and this gem has it in spades. We can trace it all the way back to the most mimportant gem collectors of the seventeenth century.