Mountain Goat

Jasper, gold, enamel, rubies, diamonds | 7.8 x 11 x 6.9cm | c. 1575 - c. 1600


In the 16th century the mountain goat was associated with Caesar Augustus. This successful Roman ruler of classical antiquity was conceived under the constellation of Capricorn and adopted the animal as his own lucky star. Several 16th-century rulers...
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