University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-611
Current Location: Out on loan
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Period: Renaissance
Imperial Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Onyx
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Atlas
Earth
City
Mountain
Height: 1.1cm
Width: 1.4cm
Depth: 0.3cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number611 - Sommerville Gem Number
157 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 157View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 707, no. 611View Objects cited in this Publication

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