A typical Italian Renasissance set of Caesars, some complete with the lapis lazuli cameos.
Set of 11 Cameos by Unknown Artist, 1588
Photograph © Ulster Museum
- Gold & pearl & lapis lazuli
- 4.1 x 2.7 cm
- Acquired in:
- R Stenuit
Part of the finds from the Girona wreck. Purchased after a public appeal by the museum. The 12th piece to complete the set was subsequently found at the same site in 1998, and was supported by a grant in 1999 (see review number 4757).
After the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, galleas Girona was wrecked off the North Antrim coast; 1967-9, treasure recovered by Stenuit, Belgian underwater archaeologist.