University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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
Height: 4.2cm
Width: 2.6cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2035 - Sommerville Gem Number

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.


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. 222, fig. 113, pl. 190, 194View Objects cited in this Publication

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