University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-940
Current Location: Out on loan
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1899
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Gold
Carnelian
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Meleager
Altar
Boar
Stag
Dog
Artemis
Height: 2.2cm
Width: 1.9cm
Depth: 0.4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number940 - Sommerville Gem Number
175 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

(Modern gold ring setting) Meleager standing left at an altar enriched with head of a boar and head of a stag. A herm of Artemis holding two torches appears on the altar and Meleager's two dogs are at his feet.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)View Objects in Exhibition

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. 229, fig. 128, pl. 213, 217View 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. 175View 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. 730, no. 940, pl. 76View Objects cited in this Publication

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