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Gem

Object Number:
29-128-1501
Current Location:
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
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)
Height:
16.6cm
Width:
13cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
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)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 468
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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[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: Pg. 40
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