Sardonyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Bust of Athena to left, wearing elaborate helmet forming the mask of an elderly bearded man. She also wears an elaborate breast plate with a lion's skin on her left shoulder. Her snake curls upward to form the crest of her helmet. 17th Century.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
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[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. 692, no. 425
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