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Object Number:
29-128-2563
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Italian
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Manufacture Location:
Italy
Maker:
Santarelli (uncertain)
Girometti (uncertain)
Pistrucci (uncertain)
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Eros
Description:
(Modern gold ring setting) Bust of Eros to right, quiver and arrows over right shoulder. Style in Italian, earlier 19th century, perhaps workmanship of Santarelli, Girometti or Pistrucci.
Height:
2.3cm
Width:
1.5cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
2563   -   Sommerville Gem Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 210, Fig. 88, Pl. 153
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