University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-2562
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Rome
Milan
Italy (uncertain)
Maker: Giovanni Antonio Santarelli
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1759-1826
Early Date: 1759
Late Date: 1826
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Cupid
Eros
Signature
Height: 2.1cm
Width: 1.7cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2562 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern gold (reset) ring mount) Cupid seated chained to a base; carved in very high relief. Eros is weeping. Signed - Santarellia. cf. 2576. Subject a popular one on ancient and Neo-Classic gems.


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. 210, fig. 85, pl. 150View Objects cited in this Publication

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