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Head of Herakles: M.7-2005

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Current Location: In storage


Head of Herakles


Maker: Unknown




Ringstone oval, of shell, cut with a cameo head of Herakles in profile to vewer's right wearing a lion's pelt over his head. The shell has been cut so that the face and neck of Herakles are white, the pelt shades of pale brown, and the ground dark reddish-brown.

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.2 cm
Width: 1.4 cm

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18th/19th Century
Circa 1775 CE - Circa 1850 CE

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.7-2005
Primary reference Number: 118978
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 February 2017 Last processed: Tuesday 8 June 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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