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Ring: PER.M.64-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown (Probably)




Gold, oval bezel with closed back, bordered with marcasite imitating rose-cut diamonds, triangular hoop split and filled with a leaf at shoulders. Cameo: onyx, opaque white on dark grey, head of the empress Sabina (d. A.D. 136/7), hair wound in plaits round the crown of her head, facing in profile to the right. Draped neckline.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 16 mm
Width: 14 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George


2nd half of 17th Century or 18th Century
Circa 1650 CE - 1800 CE

Components of the work

Cameo composed of onyx ( opaque white on dark grey)
Ring composed of marcasite gold

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.64-1923
Primary reference Number: 176624
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 31 January 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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