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Pendant

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1550-1600 (made)
    late 17th century (altered)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Layered agate cameo in a narrow enamelled gold mount with a pearl drop

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    M.73-1975

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 7, shelf B, box 2

Physical description

Pendant with layered agate cameo of the Emperor Augustus Caesar in a narrow gold mount with floral enamelling and a pearl drop. The frame is later

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

ca. 1550-1600 (made)
late 17th century (altered)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Layered agate cameo in a narrow enamelled gold mount with a pearl drop

Dimensions

Height: 6.7 cm, Width: 3.4 cm, Depth: 1.1 cm

Descriptive line

Layered agate cameo with laureate head of
Emperor Augustus (27 BC–AD 14) in enamelled
gold mount with pearl.Italy, the cameo about 1550–1600;
frame, western Europe, about 1650–1700.

Production Note

Italy, the cameo about 1550–1600;
frame, western Europe, about 1650–1700

Materials

Agate; Gold; Pearl; Enamel

Subjects depicted

Cameos

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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