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Object Number:
29-128-153
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850 AD
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Onyx
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Marcus Aurelius
Description:
Marcus Aurelius addressing Roman officials and soldiers. Scene is based on relief from a lost triumphal arch and is now incorporated in attic of Arch of Constantine.
Height:
7
Width:
5.2
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
153   -   Sommerville Number
608   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

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. 238, Fig. 144, Pl. 246
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[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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