University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-54
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1600-1699
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 1699
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Zeus
Jupiter
Length: 2.2cm
Width: 1.7cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number54 - Sommerville Number

Description

Laureate head of Zeus to right. The full bearded features recall ancient marbles such as the bust of Zeus from Atricoli in the Sala Rotunda in the Vatican.


Bibliography:

[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. 670, no. 54View Objects cited in this Publication

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