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Object Number:
29-128-778
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
French
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Manufacture Location:
France
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850 AD
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Pulpa di Francia
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Apollo Belvedere
Description:
"Pulpa di Francia" A stone peculiar to France. Bust of Apollo looking right. Composition is copied from celebrated Apollo Belvedere in Vatican Museum.
Height:
1.1cm
Width:
1.5cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
778   -   Sommerville Gem Number
447   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

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: Pg. 198, Fig. 62, Pl. 120
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[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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