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Object Number:
29-128-290
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Post Classical
Date Made:
1500-1699
Early Date:
1500
Late Date:
1699
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Sardonyx
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Eros
Cupid
Cart
Goat
Lion
Description:
Chalcedony-Onyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Eros driving a cart to the right. The cart is drawn by a goat and a lion, symbolic of the power of love. Sommerville adds the quotation "He drives not only the lascivious but the strong." 16th or 17th century.
Height:
2.1cm
Width:
1.2cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
290   -   Sommerville Gem Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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