Snuff box in black agate and gold with a coin with an image of Caesar

Tabacchiera in agata nera e oro con monete di Cesare, Pompeo ed Augusto, 1803

Pierre-André Montauban

Instrument, tool, product
Material and technique: 
Black agate and gold
cm 9x4x2
inv. mn 166

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Sala I

The first two rooms, divided only by a marble balustrade, form a unique area dedicated to the splendour of the First Empire (1804-1814). Here are collected the large canvases which depict numerous members of the imperial families in noble and conventional poses. Next to these official portraits, commissioned by Napoleon after his consecration as emperor, are displayed the private portraits, which, through the waxesof Giambattista Santarelli, enamel miniatures, cameos by Nicolò Morelli, and snuff boxes, give a more intimate portrait of the Bonaparte family’s history.

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