University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-879
Current Location: Out on loan
Provenience: Mediterranean
Maker: Luigi Pichler
Giovanni Pichler
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1734-1854
Early Date: 1734
Late Date: 1854
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Ceres
Demeter
Signature
Height: 1.6cm
Width: 2.2cm
Depth: 0.2cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number879 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern Gold Pendant Setting) Diademed draped bust of Demeter to right., the design copied from South Italian Greek coins of the IVth century B.C. and later. Signed in Greek letters by PICHLER. Sommerville terms this gem "the finest Intaglio in my collection." Neo-Classic


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. 214, fig. 96, pl. 161, 165View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 124, fig. 112View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 723, no. 879, pl. 70View Objects cited in this Publication

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