University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-156
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Hebe
Heracles
Lion Skin
Length: 2.8cm
Width: 2.2cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number156 - Sommerville Number

Description

Onyx. Cameo. (Unmounted) Hebe advancing to right, pouring a libation for Herakles who is seated to left on his lionskin. Neo-Classic, copying models of the school of Canova.


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: p. 228, fig. 123, pl. 210View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 678, no. 156, pl. 10View Objects cited in this Publication

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