Imperial Roman Period
50 BC-AD 400
Chalcedony-Onyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Atlas supporting the Heavens on shoulders. A city appears at left., a mountain at right. The composition recalls the well-known Hellenistic marble statue of Atlas in the Picture Gallery of the Naples Museum.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|611 || - || Sommerville Gem Number|
|157 || - || Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)|
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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