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Object Number:
29-128-956
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
European
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Renaissance
Date Made:
1500-1599 AD
Early Date:
1500
Late Date:
1599
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Gold
Onyx
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Ariosto
Zeus-Serapis
Description:
(Modern gilt ring setting) Laureate, draped bust to right, termed Ariosto the Italian poet (1474-1533).
Height:
2.6cm
Width:
2cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
956   -   Sommerville Gem Number
419   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Bibliography:

[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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