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Gem

Object Number:
29-128-382
Current Location:
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Chalcedony
Onyx
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Amazon
Phrygian Cap
Description:
Chalcedony-Onyx. Cameo. Bust of an Amazon wearing Phrygian cap.
Height:
2.5cm
Width:
1.7cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:
382   -   Sommerville Gem Number
481   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Golden Age of King Midas (13 Feb 2016 - 27 Nov 2016)
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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. 174, fig. 16, pl. 56
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[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 481
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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. 690, no. 382
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