Roman relief portrait by Unknown Artist

Portrait-relief gem of woman in profile to right.

Details

Medium:
Lapis-lazuli
Dimensions:
4 x 3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£100 ( Total: £100)
Acquired in:
1966
Vendor:
Trustees of Capt. E G Spencer-Churchill

Hair in ribbon under 2 rows of curls, plaited at back and tied in loop at nape of neck. Closely resembles Sainte-Chapelle cameo identified as Agrippina, wife of Germanicus and mother of Caligula. Subsequently discovered to be a forgery.

Provenance

Capt E.G.Spencer-Churchill.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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