- Museum number
Cameo; onyx; bust of Elizabeth I to left, wearing a high ruff; mounted as a pendant in a gold pendant of radiate openwork design, enamelled white and red, set with eight table-cut rubies, one of triangular form at apex of the jewel.
- Production date
Width: 240 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from Dalton 1915, Catalogue of Engraved Gems:
Mounted as a pendant in an enamelled and jewelled gold mount of the early seventeenth century.
One of a group of around 30 camoes of the Queen made c 1575-1603 which, according to evidence from John Evelyn's diary, were worn many years after her death. Spoke design is unusual , one appears on cameo of Mary Stuart in National Museum of Scotland, purchased 1939, see Proceedings of the Antiquaries of Scotland, LXXIV, pp. 137-8, plate LIV. DFT
- On display (G46/dc6/s2/p1/no16)
- Exhibition history
2003 1 May-15 Sept, London, National Maritime Museum, Elizabeth I
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number