University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-95
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Length: 2.5cm
Width: 1.8cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number95 - Sommerville Number


Lamda Ny is the Greek abbreviation of the modern cutter's name and should be read L. N. what with some probability means Lorenz Natter, a famous gem cutter from Germany during the middle of the 18th. cen. Alternate description: Bust of a woman of 5th century type facing to right. Sommerville identifies her as Sappho. Neo-Classic, copying an ancient ead, perhaps Aphrodite, which survives in a number of replicas and which has been termed Sappho since the Renaissance.


[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. 248, fig. 159, pl. 270View 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. 673, no. 95View Objects cited in this Publication

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