- Museum number
Cameo; sardonyx; four heads conjoined; one represents a young woman to right, Venus?, her hair merging with that of a bearded male above, Jupiter?, of which in turn the hair forms the beard of the head at the back, Pan?; neck of female merges with that of a ram; set in gold as brooch with pendant loop.
- Production date
Length: 0.92 inches
- Curator's comments
- Text from Dalton 1915, Catalogue of Engraved Gems:
Such combinations of heads were common in classical times, and gems like the present are imitations of the antique.
Supplementary information to Dalton 1915:
Dalton described this as onyx; identified as sardonyx by Alan Jobbins (2/4/2002).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- 1832?. Pencilled query in catalogue.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number