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Cameo; sardonyx; bust of René of Anjou, Duke of Anjou and Lorraine and Count of Provence, to right wearing a coat with fur collar, and hat with upturned edges and feather, over a skull-cap; in modern gold pendant mount.
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Length: 1.26 inches
- Curator's comments
- Text from Dalton 1915, Catalogue of Engraved Gems:
In a modern gold mount.
l. Forrer, Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, iv, 71; Burlington magazine, xxiv, 1913, p. 31. Cf. Figure 10.
This gem may be compared with the medals by Pietro da Milano (Introduction, Figure 10; cf. A. Heiss, Médailleurs de la Renaissance: Laurana, pl. iv and v). It may be the work of Thomas Pigne, mentioned in the king's accounts as a 'faiseur de camahyeuz', and evidently working at his Court (G. Arnaud d'Agnel, Les comptes du roi Réne, 1908-1910, nos. 889, 890, 923, 962, 964, 973). The king is apparently represented as between sixty and seventy years of age, and the entries range from 1472 to 1477. Cf. Babelon, La gravure en pierres fines, p. 266, and Introduction, p. xxxv.
Described in the Dalton 1915 catalogue as being of onyx.
- Not on display
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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