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.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
|691 || - || Sommerville Gem Number|
|551 || - || Other Number|
[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. 252, fig. 165, pl. 278
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 551
[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 712, no. 691, pl. 62
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