Cameo jewel from the 'Girona' by Unknown Artist

Portrait cameo thought to depict one of the Roman Caesars.

Details

Medium:
Gold, pearls, lapis lazuli
Dimensions:
4.1 x 2.7 cm
Art Fund grant:
£35,000 ( Total: £35,000)
Acquired in:
1999
Vendor:
Maritime & Coastguard Agency

The cameo is in excellent condition and it retains its eight pearls and the green enamel in the two settings at the top.

Provenance

Found in the 'Girona' wreck site in 1997

Venue details

Ulster Museum Botanic Gardens, Belfast County Antrim BT9 5AB 028 9044 0000 www.nmni.com

Entry details

Free entry to all
Free exhibition with National Art Pass

Tue – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Closed Mon (except on Northern Ireland Bank Holiday Mondays)

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