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.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
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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: p. 691, no. 398
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