50 BC-AD 400
Red Jasper. (Unmounted) Cupid holding up a bunch of grapes and teasing a cock who stands at right. The subject of Erotes playing with cocks was popular in Graeco-Roman statuary, reliefs and paintings. Graeco-Roman.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|861 || - || Sommerville Gem Number|
|129 || - || Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)|
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)
[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 78. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 45, no. 180; taf. 35
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 129
[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.
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