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Object Number:
29-128-267
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Sardonyx
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Coriolanis
Description:
Pale Sardonyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Coriolanus. His mother and wife beseeching him to raise the seige of Rome. On left the Roman guard who accompanied his mother, and on right his own, the Volscian guard. Sommerville calls it a "superb cameo". 18th (?) The costumes inspired by Roman historical reliefs.
Length:
10.1cm
Width:
6.5cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
267   -   Sommerville 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. 242, Fig. 149, Pl. 256
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