University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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
Height: 2.3cm
Width: 1.5cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2563 - Sommerville Gem Number

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.


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: p. 210, fig. 88, pl. 153View Objects cited in this Publication

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