Skip to main content

Scabbard chape: O.23-1946

An image of Scabbard chape

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Red and white cornelian, undecorated, with two deep holes on the top


History note: Bought from Karlbeck, Nov. 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.3 cm
Length: 5.2 cm
Width: 2.45 cm

Relative size of this object

5.2 cm5.3 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.


400 BC - 1 BC

Materials used in production

Red and white cornelian

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.23-1946
Primary reference Number: 167860
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Scabbard chape" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-06-02 17:47:31

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Scabbard chape |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-06-02 17:47:31|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        alt="Scabbard chape"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Scabbard chape</figcaption>

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Scabbard chape

Accession Number: O.101-1946

Scabbard chape

Accession Number: O.26-1946


Accession Number: HEN.M.269 & A-1933


Accession Number: O.3-1973

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...