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Cameo; onyx; laureate head of Augustus(?) to left; in plain gold mount.
- Production date
Length: 1.64 inches
- Curator's comments
Text from Dalton 1915, Catalogue of Engraved Gems:
In a plain gold mount.
Supplementary information to Dalton 1915:
Payne Knight MSS Cat. says this is by Pistrucci.
See J. Rudoe, 'Eighteenth and nineteenth-century engraved gems in the British Museum; collectors and collections from Sir Hans Sloane to Anne Hull Grundy', in 'Zeitschrift fur Kunstgeschichte' 59, 1996, Heft 2, p. 205. fig. 6, footnote 27.
Text from Payne Knight's Latin manuscript catalogue
110) Augusti caput laureatum e medio inter duo fusca onychis strato candissimo opaco, summa artificio, a B. Pistruccio exsculptum.
The laurel-wreathed head of Augustus carved out by B. Pistruccio, with the greatest skill, from a very bright, opaque layer of onyx in the middle between two dark ones.
- On display (G47/dc4)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: RPK.110 (Payne Knight Collection)