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Object Number:
29-128-812
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Alabaster
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Julia Mamaea
Description:
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.
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
812   -   Sommerville Gem 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. 282, Fig. 227, Pl. 358
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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