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Ring: PER.M.72-1923

Object information

Maker(s)

Possibly Unknown (Maker)

Description

Gold, oval bezel with reeded sides and beaded inner frame, closed back, lotus flowers at the shoulders, flat hoop. Cameo opaque mottled red onyx on chalcedony. Bust of a woman, head swathed in cloth tied under chin with cap above, facing in profile to the right. Traces of a silenus mask embossed on the cap. A mask on the chest suggests that this piece has been reworked and extensively undercut from an earlier, possibly sixteenth-century bust of Minerva, or a portrait of a lady in that character.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Reworked in the eighteenth century
Circa 1700 CE - 1800 CE

Components of the work

Cameo composed of onyx ( opaque mottled red) chalcedony Height 16 mm Width 13 mm
Ring composed of gold

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.72-1923
Primary reference Number: 176658
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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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Ring" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/176658 Accessed: 2022-07-05 12:48:18

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