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Gem

Object Number:
29-128-2479
Current Location:
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Carnelian
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Aesclepius
Serpent Staff
Description:
Bust of Aesculapius left, seen from the back. A snake coiled around staff appears in the field to left.
Height:
2.5cm
Width:
1.9cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:
2479   -   Sommerville Gem Number
443   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Magic in the Ancient World (16 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2017)
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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. 182, fig. 31, pl. 72, 76
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[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 443
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