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Object Number:
29-128-691
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850 AD
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Red Jasper
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Callimachus
Inscription
Description:
Cameo. (Unmounted). Callimachus, the Greek sculptor and architect, inventor of the Corinthian capital from which his bust springs. Three linked wreaths and the inscription [ ] appear to left and right. The features are imaginary, being based perhaps on a Roman 2nd. century A.D. marble bust springing from an acanthus-leaf support.
Height:
3.2cm
Width:
2.3cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
691   -   Sommerville Gem Number
551   -   Other Number

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: Pg. 252, Fig. 165, Pl. 278
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[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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