MUSEUMS – Holburne Museum in Bath showcases antique cameo and intaglio

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BATH, England – The Holburne Museum showcases examples of rare antique cameo and intaglio jewellery.

Highlights of the collection of Sir Thomas William Holburne (1793-1874) in the Posnett Gallery include a remarkable Renaissance (16th Century) Italian agate cameo that probably shows the birth of Venus, the goddess of love.

MUSEUMS – Holburne Museum in Bath showcases antique cameo and intaglio

Another standout is a ring with intaglio of the god Mercury. The Roman (late first century BC) aquamarine beryl sealstone, on gold mounts, is the finest ancient gem in the museum’s collection. 

MUSEUMS – Holburne Museum in Bath showcases antique cameo and intaglio