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Become a Patron of the Miseroni Cameo at the Louvre!

Help the museum acquire the cameo from Louis XIV's cup and make this masterpiece whole again!

This exceptional work of art, sculpted from hard stone, disappeared from the Royal Collections after the French Revolution. In 1968, the base of this famous cup reappeared and was acquired by the Louvre. Fifty years later, the spectacular agate lid carved by Giovanni Ambrogio Miseroni with an image of Venus and Cupid, reemerged. The Louvre now has the exciting opportunity to acquire this exceptional cameo and reunite the two pieces of this exquisite work of art. The Louvre has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help bring Louis XIV's cup and its precious cameo together with a goal of raising one million euros.

Donate to American Friends of the Louvre by December 31, 2021, to support this exciting project. Make your gift by clicking on the Support button below. Contributions may also be made by check to American Friends of the Louvre.

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