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The Papal Tiara of Pope Clement XI; dome-shaped and covered in pearls, set with many gems with swags of pearls and enamelled flowers between, a star of diamonds near the lower band, a pink egg-shaped gem surmounted by a cross (?) above; with a list of jewels used for the tiara
Watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with white (partly oxidised), silhouetted
- Production date
- 1690-1730 (circa)
Height: 375 millimetres
Height: 552 millimetres
Width: 381 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 244 millimetres (silhouette max)
- Curator's comments
- Kept with a group of eighteen watercolours, by various hands, of jewellery, ornament and costume, bound in a red leather album.
The silhouetted cross missing (?), just the outline left on the backing sheet.
Mounted on the opposite sheet, a list of jewels used for the tiara and their values (1912-4-16-45), probably written by John Talman.
- Not on display
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- Prints and Drawings
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