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Object Number:
29-128-1841
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Carnelian
Silver
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Socrates
Dionysos
Signature
Description:
(Modern gold ring setting) Bust of Socrates facing a similar bust of Dionysos of the "Sardonopolis" type. Dotted border inscribed between in Greek letters APOLLODOTOU. Neo-Classic, perhaps in imitation of a 4th century B.C. or later gem.
Height:
1.4cm
Width:
1.3cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1841   -   Sommerville Gem 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. 254, Fig. 169, Pl. 282, 285
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