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Object Number: 29-128-749
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1700-1880
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1880
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Jasper
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Homer
Hephaestus
Hammer
Height: 2.3cm
Width: 1.8cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number749 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Unmounted) Draped bust of Haphaestis facing; a hammer behind his right shoulder. He wears his characteristic cap, and palms and rosettes appear to left and to right. Sommerville identifies the subject as HOMER. This appears to be his own error. 18th or 19th century.


Bibliography:

[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. 715, no. 749View Objects cited in this Publication

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