Napoleon Riding his Horse

Napoleon Riding his Horse

Napoleon Crossing the Alps, by Jacques-Louis David, Musée National du Cháteau de Malmaison (Paris). On the right, “Napoleon Riding his Horse” represented on a Sardonyx Shell oval cameo, carved by Vincenzo Imposimato (Massa Gioconda Collection).

Since the classical age to the Renaissance, the art of cameo carving has developed according to an increasingly complex iconography and a precious manufacture.