The Crown of Emperor Rudolph II - after 1804 the Austrian Imperial Crown

The Crown of Emperor Rudolph II - after 1804 the Austrian Imperial Crown

This is a reproduction of the crown worn by the infamous Henry VIII, the powerful plus-sized king with many wives.  The original was made either for Henry VIII or his father Henry VII and was worn by subsequent Tudor and Stuart monarchs up until it was broken apart & melted down at the Tower of London in 1649 under the orders of Oliver Cromwell (when the monarchy was abolished and replaced by the Protectorate).   The original crown was made of solid gold and inset with various rubies...

The Lost Crown of the Tudors and Stuarts

This is a reproduction of the crown worn by the infamous Henry VIII, the powerful plus-sized king with many wives. The original was made either for Henry VIII or his father Henry VII and was worn by subsequent Tudor and Stuart monarchs up until it was broken apart & melted down at the Tower of London in 1649 under the orders of Oliver Cromwell (when the monarchy was abolished and replaced by the Protectorate). The original crown was made of solid gold and inset with various rubies...

The Holy Crown of Hungary, also known as the Crown of St. Stephen

The Holy Crown of Hungary, also known as the Crown of St. Stephen

byzantio:  Mosaic portrait of Empress Irene on the Comnenos mosaic in the Hagia Sophia, Constantinople

byzantio: Mosaic portrait of Empress Irene on the Comnenos mosaic in the Hagia Sophia, Constantinople

"The Six Wives of Henry VIII" is the second part of my diploma. The photographs were an illustration for my main task.

"The Six Wives of Henry VIII" is the second part of my diploma. The photographs were an illustration for my main task.

1860 - French - "Blackamoor" cameo -- gold pendant with a cameo oval cut in onyx with diamond accents.

1860 - French - "Blackamoor" cameo -- gold pendant with a cameo oval cut in onyx with diamond accents.

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