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Object Number:
29-128-65
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Chalcedony
Onyx
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Dacia
Description:
Dacia. Design copied from Keystone of a Roman triumphal arch of Trajan probably the one at the entrance to his Forum in Rome. The keystone has been known in various Roman collections since the early XVIth century and is now in the Palazzo de Conservatore in Rome.
Length:
4.4cm
Width:
3.9cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
65   -   Sommerville Number
523   -   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. 238, Fig. 145, Pl. 250
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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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