Skip to main content

Lapis lazuli engraved ringstone with an astronomer

Image attached to CG 656

An image of Engraved gems/ringstone/intaglio. An astronomer wearing a himation, left arm and shoulder bare, sitting on the ground beneath a tree, in profile to the left. He is measuring a globe with compasses held in his right hand; the sun, the moon and five stars above him, formerly picked out with pyretic inclusions. Mount: gold ring, type 1a. Intaglio cutting. Lapis lazuli, 12.5 mm, 10.5 mm, circa 1500-1600.

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

About this image

Engraved gems/ringstone/intaglio. An astronomer wearing a himation, left arm and shoulder bare, sitting on the ground beneath a tree, in profile to the left. He is measuring a globe with compasses held in his right hand; the sun, the moon and five stars above him, formerly picked out with pyretic inclusions. Mount: gold ring, type 1a. Intaglio cutting. Lapis lazuli, 12.5 mm, 10.5 mm, circa 1500-1600.

Image data

  • Accession Number: CG 656
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Kate Young
  • Image height: 854 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 119.94kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 22/1

Key words

16th Century astronomer astronomical astronomy bearded beards blue compass engraved gem finger ring Fitz_AA gem gemstones globe gold himation intaglio intaglio cutting jewellery jewelry lapis lapis lazuli male moon Renaissance ring ringstone stars sun and moon

Colours in this image

rgb(47,81,138), rgb(140,109,69), rgb(183,151,96), rgb(248,248,247), rgb(147,154,160), rgb(230,207,156), rgb(186,175,156), rgb(87,72,53), rgb(198,199,195), rgb(213,211,204), rgb(105,156,209)

Citation for print

This page can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Lapis lazuli engraved ringstone with an astronomer" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/image/media-205822 Accessed: 2022-12-05 18:00:51

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this page on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/image/media-205822 |title=Lapis lazuli engraved ringstone with an astronomer |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-12-05 18:00:51|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/api/v1/images/media-205822

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa37/large_CG_20656_1_201504_kly25_dc2.jpg"
        alt="Ringstone"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Lapis lazuli engraved ringstone with an astronomer</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...