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Object Number:
29-128-721
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Post Classical
Date Made:
1700-1799
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1799
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Metal
Onyx
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Cupid
Eros
Garland
Description:
(Modern silvered pin setting) Cupid (Eros) decorating a shaft with garlands. 18th century, broken to simulate an ancient cameo.
Height:
1.5cm
Width:
2.1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
721   -   Sommerville Gem Number

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. 714, no. 721
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