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Object Number:
29-128-2540
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Chalcedony
Silver
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Hermes
Wings
Description:
(Modern Silver Ring Setting) Idealized bust of Hermes to left, a small butterfly-like wing in his hair. The concept and design are earlier 19th century in the Neo-Classic prettified style.
Height:
1.6cm
Width:
1.9cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
2540   -   Sommerville Gem Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 216, Fig. 98, Pl. 168
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