University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-2185
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Athena
Helmet
Ram Head
Height: 3.3cm
Width: 2.4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2185 - Sommerville Gem Number
451 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

(Filigreed gilt pendant setting) Helmeted bust of Athena left, ram's heads on visor of her helmet are inspired by those on the helmet of celebrated statue of the Athea Rosipigliosi in the Vatican.


Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 451View Objects cited in this Publication

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