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Seal

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bloodstone intaglio in a gold mount

  • Museum number:

    749-1871

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bloodstone intaglio of St. Peter in a boat drawing a net, in a gold mount. The handle of the seal is adapted to make it appear that the piece is an unused Ring of the Fisherman, which is used in the investiture of every Pope and broken on his death. The adaptation pre-dates the acquisition by the last owner.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

ca. 1780 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bloodstone intaglio in a gold mount

Dimensions

Height: 3 cm, Width: 2.3 cm, Depth: 2.1 cm

Object history note

Formerly belonging to the antiquary Edmund Waterton

Descriptive line

Bloodstone intaglio of St. Peter in a boat drawing a net, in a gold mount, Italy, ca.1780

Materials

Bloodstone; Gold

Techniques

Intaglio

Subjects depicted

Nets (objects); Boats

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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