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Object Number:
29-128-398
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Sardonyx
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Dionysos
Antinous
Description:
Sardonyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Vine-wreathed draped bust of a young man facing to right. Sommerville identifies him as Dionysos, but the features suggest the gem was copied after some ancient portrait of Hadrians favorite, Antinous as Dionysos.
Height:
1.8cm
Width:
2.3cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
398   -   Sommerville Gem Number

Bibliography:

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