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Cameo of a Warrior's Head: M.4-2006

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Cameo of a Warrior's Head


Cameo cutter: Schmidt, Wilhelm (Possibly)




Opal cameo of a warrior wearing a helmet in profile to left


History note: Purchased about forty years ago at Cooper's antiques/jewellery shop in Colchester, Essex.

Legal notes

Given by Margaret Carlton in memory of her mother

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2006-01-30) by Carlton, Margaret


Late 19th-early 20th Century
Circa 1874 CE - Circa 1915 CE


The cameo was originally set into the head of a stick pin, from which it was removed for the donor and set into a brooch. The donor did not like the brooch and removed the cameo from it.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-2006
Primary reference Number: 126019
Entry form number: 802
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Tuesday 8 June 2021

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

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