University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-1501
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850 AD
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chrysoprase
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Zeus Aegiochus
Jupiter Aegiochus
Oak Wreath
Aegis
Height: 16.6cm
Width: 13cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1501 - Sommerville Gem Number
468 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

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)


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Year of Color: Stone and Marble from Antiquity to the Present (19 Aug 2014 - Aug 2015)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 468View Objects cited in this Publication
[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.View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 40View Objects cited in this Publication

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