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Object Number:
29-128-1019
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Onyx
Gold
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Jupiter
Zeus
Thunderbolt
Description:
(In gilt ring setting with gold patches where stone is chipped) Eeus stands facing, thunderbolt in raised right hand, eagle beside right foot. Cameo composition inspired by Roman copies of IVth century Greek statuary.
Height:
3.1cm
Width:
1.6cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1019   -   Sommerville Gem Number
467   -   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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