Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Elizabeth I of England (1533–1603)

Date:
ca. 1570–1600
Culture:
probably Italian
Medium:
Onyx and gold
Dimensions:
Overall: 5/8 x 1/2in. (1.6 x 1.3cm); visible cameo: 16 x 13 mm
Classification:
Lapidary Work-Gems
Credit Line:
The Milton Weil Collection, 1938
Accession Number:
38.150.32
Not on view
The Virgin Queen hired English, French, and Italian engravers to create a huge and resplendent glyptic iconography. This relatively meager specimen, well worn, reflects coins minted late in her reign.
Marking: Unmarked
Milton Weil (until 1938; to MMA)
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