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Object Number:
29-128-692
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Italian
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Manufacture Location:
Italy
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1800-1850
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Agate
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Emperor
Empress
Philip the Arab
Otacillia Severa
Description:
Maculated Agate. Cameo. Jugate busts of two imperial personages of IIIrd. century A.D. facing right. Sommerville identifies them as Philip the Arab, 36th Emperor of Rome and his wife Atacilia Severs.
Height:
3.2cm
Width:
2.5cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
692   -   Sommerville Gem Number
620   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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