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Object Number:
29-128-923
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
18th century
19th century
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Gold
Sardonyx
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Golden Ass
Description:
Pale sard, with striations. (gold swivel ring setting). "Lucius the Golden Ass". The ass stands on his hind legs and wears a robe. He turns towards two women.
Height:
1.9cm
Width:
1.5cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
923   -   Sommerville Gem Number
88   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)
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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. 244, fig. 152, pl. 255, 259
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[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 88
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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