University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-1962
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Heracles
Hebe
Zeus
Athena
Height: 3cm
Width: 2.6cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1962 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Unmounted) Scene of the introduction of Herakles and Hebe to Mount Olympos. Zeus is seated at left and Athena with spear and shield stands beside him. Neo-Classic.


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. 228, fig. 122, pl. 206, 209View Objects cited in this Publication

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