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Relief - A Roman emperor

A Roman emperor

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved mother of pearl

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr T. Whitcombe Green

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This relief representing the head of a man was probably made in Italy, in about 1800. The man depicted is perhaps a Roman Emperor.

Physical description

Carved mother of pearl relief depicting the head of a man. The head of a beardless man is shown in profile facing left. He is in classical costume and may represent a Roman emperor. The border is decorated with a wreath. The relief is thick and flat, two drilled holes in the top margin which is also chipped, at the back there are other holes for mounting.,

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


ca. 1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Carved mother of pearl


Diameter: 4.5 cm

Descriptive line

Carved mother of pearl relief depicting the head of a man perhaps a Roman emperor, Italy, ca. 1800

Subjects depicted

Emperor; Head (body part); Laurel wreaths


Sculpture; Portraits; Royalty


Sculpture Collection

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