University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-812
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Iconography:Julia Mamaea
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number812 - Sommerville Gem Number


Julia Mamaea, daughter of Julia Maesa and mother of Alexander Severus. An excellent and learned woman. She gave a good education to her son, Alexander Severus, and counselled him in state affairs after he became emperor. Both she and her son are reputed to have been instructed by the Christian philosopher Origen, and to have been believers in Christ.


[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. 282, fig. 227, pl. 358View 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. 718, no. 812View Objects cited in this Publication

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