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Pendant

1st century (made), ca. 1730 (altered)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Cameo pendant, onyx head of Dionysus in a gold surround set with amber, turquoises and rubies; the back engraved. The cameo 1st century AD; the setting probably German.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Onyx with gold, amber, tuquoises and rubies
Brief description
Cameo pendant, onyx head of Dionysus in a gold surround set with gem stones, the cameo is 1st century AD, the setting is probably German, about 1730
Physical description
Cameo pendant, onyx head of Dionysus in a gold surround set with amber, turquoises and rubies; the back engraved. The cameo 1st century AD; the setting probably German.
Dimensions
  • Height: 5.5cm
  • Width: 3.5cm
  • Depth: 1cm
  • Cameo height: 2.8cm
  • Cameo width: 2.3cm
Credit line
Given by Dame Joan Evans
Production
The cameo 1st century AD; the setting is probably German
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
M.132-1922

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Record createdMay 20, 2005
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