1605 Maria de Medici attributed to Frans Pourbus the Younger (Dorotheum)

From Wikimedia; spots removed throughout image with Photoshop by gogm.

Diamonds blazed into prominence in the later half of the century, but Marie de Medici is not waiting; this portrait is an early example of diamond jewelry with what appear to be point cut stones. Her robes are draped like a cape.

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