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Object Number:
29-128-879
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Maker:
Pichler
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Carnelian
Gold
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Ceres
Demeter
Signature
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
Height:
1.6cm
Width:
2.2cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
879   -   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. 214, Fig. 96, Pl. 161, 165
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[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 124, fig. 112
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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