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Object Number: 29-128-2479
Current Location: Magic in the Ancient World
Currently On Display
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Aesclepius
Serpent Staff
Height: 2.5cm
Width: 1.9cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2479 - Sommerville Gem Number
443 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Bust of Aesculapius left, seen from the back. A snake coiled around staff appears in the field to left.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Magic in the Ancient World (16 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2017)View Objects in Exhibition

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, 76View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 443View Objects cited in this Publication

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