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Object Number:
29-128-434
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Renaissance
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Metal
Sardonyx
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Pluto
Persephone
Abduction of Persephone
Description:
Sardonyx. Cameo. (In Oval gilt pin setting) Surrounded by paste brilliante. Pluto (who holds a trident) carrying off Prosephina to Hades. (Sommerville identification).
Height:
7.9cm
Width:
5.6cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
434   -   Sommerville Gem Number
365   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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