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Cameo; onyx; bust of king to right, with long forked beard, resembles Scanderbeg; wears coat over vest with high collar; on head is crown with two arches and fleur-de-lis in middle; in more recent gold pendant mount.
- Production date
Length: 1.62 inches
- Curator's comments
- Text from Sloane's Manuscript catalogue: 'Antisthenes in onyche'.
Text from Dalton 1915, Catalogue of Engraved Gems:
Burlington Magazine, xxiv, 1913, p. 31.
The head resembles that of Scanderbeg.
Cf. Marius Barletius, Historia de vita et Gestis Scanderbegi Epirotarum Principis, Rome, 1501 or 1510, Frontispiece, opp. p. 1. Cf. also British Museum, Catalogue of Early Italian Engravings, by A.M. Hind, Section A. 1; and Stowe MS. 697. fol. 180.
- On display (G1/wp181)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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