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Object Number:
29-128-63
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:
Jasper
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Athena
Inscription
Description:
Helmeted head of Athena to the right. For the lengthy inscriptions on obverse and reverse, see Sommerville pp 670 f. Italian Renaissance, probably 16th Century.
Length:
4.9cm
Width:
3.8cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
63   -   Sommerville Number

Bibliography:

[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. 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: pp. 670-671, no. 63, pl. 4
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