Treasures from The Queen's Palaces

Gems and Jewels

Zeus
Hellenistic
Cameo: 2nd-1st c. BC; Mount: late 18th c.
Bearded Man
Hellenistic
Bas-relief: 2nd-1st c. BC; Mount: late 18th c.
Emperor Claudius
Imperial Rome
Cameo: 43-5 AD; Mount ?17th c.
The Adoration of the Magi
Northern Italy
Cameo: 16th c.; Mount: c. 1700
Elizabeth I
English
Cameo: c. 1575-85; Mount: early 18th c.
Hercules
Northern Italy
Parure with necklace, brooch and earrings
English
late 16th c. with 17th and 19th c. additions
Minerva
Italian
Cameo: early 17th c.; Mount: 17th c.
Locket with hair of Charles I
? England
c. 1620, with insert 1813
Pendant with thirteen cameos
French
early 17th c. cameos with mounts added in the 18th c.
Emerald cross
late 16th c. with later additions
Emerald pendant
English
c. 1860-70
Mermaid pendant
French
assembled in its present form 1860/70