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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Circular disc of metal alloy enamelled in translucent green, bluish-green, yellow, purple, and a little blue within a brass (?) outline. A seated woman, possibly a muse. A dark blue robe envelops her legs, but reveals her bare feet. A silver green tunic leaves her left shoulder and breast bare. On her golden hair is a laurel wreath, and a white necklace is around her neck. In her right hand is a stylus, while in her left is an upright tablet of stone and another stylus, while the letters 'L F' are on the tablet in blue.
In the background to right in very low relief, a tree and two small bushes, and on the left, a tower, and a small Greek temple on a hill


History note: Uncertain before testator

Legal notes

Frank McClean bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 4.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank


19th Century
1840 - 1900


Accessioned as a circular fibula

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, bluish-green, yellow, purple)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.38-1904
Primary reference Number: 156424
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 14 September 2015 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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