- Museum number
Cameo; agate; seven layers, composite of onyx and sardonyx, square in shape; Mars and Venus trapped by Vulcan; busts of Classical deities form circle around scene; emblem on each corner: dove of Venus, anvil and tongs of Vulcan, helmet and shield of Mars; signature.
- Production date
- 1830 (circa)
Length: 41 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 'Eighteenth and nineteenth-century engraved gems in the British Museum; collectors and collections from Sir Hans Sloane to Anne Hull Grundy' by Judy Rudoe in 'Zeitschrift fur Kunztgeschichte' 59. Band 1996. Heft 2 . Sonderdruck.pg. 212. fig. 15. footnote 42.
See also 'A Most Remarkable Cameo' by Charlotte Gere from Jewellery Studies, vol 5, 1991. pgs 120-122. & plate lX.
See also C. Gere & J. Rudoe, 'Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World', London, British Museum, 2010, fig. 474, p.472.
- On display (G47/dc4)
- Piece missing.
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Mars and Venus trapped by Vulcan's Net
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number