University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-1044
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Renaissance
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Eros
Inscription
Height: 2.6cm
Width: 2.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1044 - Sommerville Gem Number
357 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

(Gold ring setting) Bust of Eros facing, wearing wreath of flowers and fruits. Greek inscription on surplice.


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: p. 212, fig. 89, pl. 156View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 357View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 736, no. 1044View Objects cited in this Publication

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