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cameo

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1826,0211.2

  • Description

    Cameo; onyx; laureate head of George III to right; signed. Natural banding in stone used to create green laurel wreath.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1800 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 1.06 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        BROWN
  • Curator's comments

    Text from Dalton 1915, Catalogue of Engraved Gems:
    Probably by W. Brown, for whom see Introduction, p.lviii, and cf. no. 422; also, nos. 898, 1112.
    In the Victoria and Albert Museum there is a cameo bust of George III, signed by Whitley, mounted in a ring (7128-60).

  • Bibliography

    • Dalton 1915 393 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G47/dc4

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1826,0211.2

Cameo; onyx; laureate head of George III to right; signed.

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