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A carved lava cameo of Pietro Metastasio. Italian, 19th century. Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi, better known by his pseudonym of Pietro Metastasio (3 January 1698 – 12 April 1782), was an Italian poet and librettist, considered the most important writer of opera seria libretti. 3.6cm high x 2.8cm wide.