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intaglio

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    OA.2556

  • Description

    Intaglio; glass paste; yellow-green (sulphur); oval; engraved with bust of Lady Emma Hamilton to left, hair with one braid and wearing band; signed; with plaster cast, pale beige.

  • Producer name

  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 3.4 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Script

        Greek
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Transliteration

        REMA
  • Curator's comments

    Compare with 1867,0708.1

  • Location

    G47/dc3

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    30 June 2000

    Treatment proposal

    Examination of the condition. .

    Condition

    Until 1999 packed in an inappropriate packing material of yellow foam, and possible problems noticed in the whole collection.

    Treatment details

    Whole collection of Tassie gems stored in Plastazote (polyethylene), in their cardboard boxes, an inert packing material; (M&LA MAs in 1999). Examination under electron microscope, x10-40. Whole collection of gems investigated by Conservation Research and necessary samples taken. Possible problems caused by the ring.

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  • Associated names

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    OA.2556

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