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Object Number: 29-128-617
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Period: Renaissance
Date Made: 1500-1599
Early Date: 1500
Late Date: 1599
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Onyx
Iconography:Eros
Altar
Sacrifice
Height: 0.9cm
Width: 0.8cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number617 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Chalcedony-Onyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Eros running to left, preparing a sacrifice on an altar at the left. 16th century?


Bibliography:

[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. 707, no. 617, pl. 53View Objects cited in this Publication

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