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Cameo: M.39-1933

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)


Maker: Unknown




Sardonyx, opaque white over brown, mounted in gold. Double cameo portraits of Albrecht V, Duke of Bavaria (1528-ruled 1550-1579) and his wife Anne of Austria, in contemporary costume in profile to right


History note: Max and Maurice Rosenheim collection; sold Sotheby's, 10 May 1923, lot 168a

Legal notes

Given by Alfred A. De Pass

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.7 cm
Width: 1.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933-06-05) by de Pass, Alfred A.


16th Century
Circa 1530 - Circa 1600

School or Style


Components of the work

Mount composed of gold

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.39-1933
Primary reference Number: 119015
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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