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Object Number: 29-128-835
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1500-1599
Early Date: 1500
Late Date: 1599
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Shell
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Hermes
Nymph
Ruins
Height: 3.7cm
Width: 2.8cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number835 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Unmounted) In front of an elaborate scene of antique ruins Hermes walks to right, extending his caduceus to a nymph who is seated on the staircase at the right. 16th 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. 719, no. 835View Objects cited in this Publication

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