- Museum number
Plate, circular; painted Limoges enamel on copper. Obverse: Cain and Abel. Cain killing Abel with a jaw-bone; in the background a sacrifice with two male figures, and God amidst clouds. Inscribed in gilt at lower right 'GENESE IIII'. Cavetto with foliate decoration in gilt; border with interlaced strapwork and four oval cartouches in gilt, with alternate standing and recumbent figures. Obverse: complex interlace strapwork with two lion masks around central roundel signed 'P C'. Painted in grisaille with flesh tones on a dark ground; details gilt.
- Production date
- 1575 (circa)
Diameter: 21.55 centimetres (remeasured 2022)
Height: 2 centimetres (remeasured 2022)
- Curator's comments
- Not listed in Verdier's handlist of BM enamels.
- Not on display
- Obverse: quite good; reverse: fair
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Genesis 4
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number