Set of 11 Cameos by Unknown Artist

A typical Italian Renasissance set of Caesars, some complete with the lapis lazuli cameos.

Details

Medium:
Gold & pearl & lapis lazuli
Dimensions:
4.1 x 2.7 cm
Acquired in:
1972
Vendor:
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).

Provenance

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.

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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