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Object Number:
29-128-2559
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
French
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Manufacture Location:
France
Maker:
Luigi Pichler
Period:
Post Classical
Date Made:
1750-1799
Early Date:
1750
Late Date:
1799
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Voltaire
Description:
Pale sard of milky color. (Modern gold ring setting) Draped bust, probably Voltaire, to left.
Height:
1.9cm
Width:
2.9cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
2559   -   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. 292, Fig. 245, Pl. 384
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