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Object Number:
29-128-2035
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Agate
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Heracles
Cretan Bull
Dionysos
Ariadne
Description:
Agate in Pink and Brown. (Unmounted) Herakles kneeling to right, in act of roping the Cretan Bull. His lionskin appears behind him and a terminal figure of Dionysos and Ariadne fills the background. Neo-Classic, in good imitation of ancient style.
Height:
4.2cm
Width:
2.6cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
2035   -   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. 222, Fig. 113, Pl. 190, 194
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