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Object Number:
29-128-611
Current Location:
Collections storage
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
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.
Height:
1.4cm
Width:
1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
611   -   Sommerville Gem Number
157   -   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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