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Object Number:
29-128-2296
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Chalcedony
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Europa
Zeus
Bull
Description:
Europa carried over the sea to right by Zeus in guise of a bull, her cloak flies out to left.
Height:
2.5cm
Width:
1.9cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
2296   -   Sommerville Number
482   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

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. 182, Fig. 30, Pl. 71, 75
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[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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