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On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Tiara

ca. 1810 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Tiara, a 'Spartan diadem', in two parts, gilded metal, set with white glass cameos of classical heads mounted on the front section of the tiara on carnelian, and on the back section of the tiara on chalcedony.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Tiara
  • Tiara
Materials and Techniques
Gilded metal, carnelian, white glass and chalcedony
Brief Description
Tiara, a 'Spartan diadem', gilt metal, with carnelian, white glass and chalcedony France, about 1810
Physical Description
Tiara, a 'Spartan diadem', in two parts, gilded metal, set with white glass cameos of classical heads mounted on the front section of the tiara on carnelian, and on the back section of the tiara on chalcedony.
Dimensions
  • Height: 4.7cm
  • Width: 16cm
The object was measured as previously displayed.
Credit line
Given by Lady Bertie of Thame
Object history
Formerly the property of the 1st Baroness Cowley, 2nd wife of Sir Henry Wellesley (1773-1846), created 1st Lord Cowley in 1828.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
M.10:1, 2-1955

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record createdAugust 10, 2005
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