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Object Number:
29-128-669
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Amethyst
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Dionysos
Bacchus
Description:
Amethyst. Cameo. (Unmounted). Bust of Dionysos facing, in high relief. He wears grape or vine leaves in his hair and drapery over his right shoulder. Neo-Classic, imitating a Graeco-Roman stone.
Height:
1.9cm
Width:
2.8cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
669   -   Sommerville Gem Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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