Multum in Parvo: A Collection of Engraved Gems



Entitled ‘Multum in Parvo’ (a Latin motto which translates as much in little), the exhibition displayed over one hundred intricate carvings in miniature, engraved into beautifully coloured and figured precious and semi-precious stones. Works of art by some of the most notable gem engravers of the 18th and 19th centuries were represented, as well as examples dating from the Renaissance and Classical Antiquity.

1st to 7th October 2019. 

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A sapphire Hololith (a ring carved from a single stone), one of the missing Arundel and Marlborough gems, once catalogued as belonging to the Emperor Caligula.