Artist: Giuseppe Girometti (Italian, Rome 1780–1851 Rome)

Date: second quarter 19th century

Culture: Italian, Rome

Medium: Onyx

Dimensions: Overall (confirmed): 1 1/8 x 7/8 in. (2.8 x 2.3 cm); 28.4 x 22.8 x 9.5 mm

Classification: Lapidary Work-Gems

Credit Line: The Milton Weil Collection, 1940

Accession Number: 40.20.38


This cameo reiterates the head of an ancient marble statue of Thalia, the muse of comedy, in the Vatican Museums' Sala delle Muse.