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Object Number: 29-128-10
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Metal
Sardonyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Hippocrates
Aesclepius
Serpent
Staff
Inscription
Length: 4.1cm
Width: 3.4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number10 - Sommerville Number
550 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sardonyx. Cameo. [modern silvered pendant setting]. Double jem. Obverse: Head of Hippocrates to right. Reverse: Serpent and staff, the emblems of Aesculapius. Greek inscription surround head.


Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 550View 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. 667, no. 10, pl. 2View Objects cited in this Publication

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