Chrysoprase, cameo cut gem, unmounted. Oak-wreathered bust of Zeus (Zeus / Jupiter Aegiochus) facing, an aegis over his left shoulder. (Sommerville publication states aegis over shoulder; original card incorrectly states eagle)
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|1501 || - || Sommerville Gem Number|
|468 || - || Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)|
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Year of Color: Stone and Marble from Antiquity to the Present (19 Aug 2014 - Aug 2015)
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 468
[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.
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Manual Descriptive of a Collection of Talismans Engraved on Stones and Metals of Various Countries and Epochs, Illustrative of What Man has Worn for his Protection from Accident and Disease; Also, Ancient Gems, Babylonian Cylinders, Persian Seals, etc.
: Page/Fig./Plate: p. 40
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