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Miniature portrait sculpture: CG 539

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Current Location: Gallery 21






The fragment is part of the head of Agrippina the Elder or more probably one of her daughters, with youthful physiognomy and the pupils of the eyes firmly outlined. Her coiffure consists of a cascade of locks each falling to the forehead where it ends in a curl. there are traces of a central parting.


History note: Shannon bequest

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 50* mm
Width: 41* mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood


First century A.D.
Circa - Circa 100

School or Style

Roman Imperial

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Materials used in production

Green jasper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CG 539
Primary reference Number: 124617
Gem catalogue number: GR.116.1937
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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