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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Cameo; onyx; head of young Hercules to right; behind the neck, the club, on which is engraved a signature.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 18thC-19thC
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 0.9 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Content

  • Curator's comments

    Copy of 1867,0508.318
    Text from Dalton 1915, Catalogue of Engraved Gems:
    For the intaglio, signed GNAIOS (in Greek lettering), which the present gem copies, see under no. 682. For the engraver Santarelli, see Introduction, p. lv, and cf. no. 398.

    See J. Rudoe 'Eighteenth and nineteenth-century engraved gems in the British Museum; collectors and collections from Sir Hans Sloane to Anne Hull Grundy' in 'Zeitschrift fur Kunstgeschichte' 59, 1996, Heft 2, p. 208. fig. 8. footnote 32.


  • Bibliography

    • Dalton 1915 118 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G47/dc4

  • Exhibition history

    2009 3 Mar-7 Sept, USA, Malibu, J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, Carvers and Collectors

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


Cameo; onyx; head of young Hercules to right; behind the neck, the club, on which is engraved a signature.



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