University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-183
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Mercury
Hermes
Petasos
Length: 0.9cm
Width: 0.7cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number183 - Sommerville Number

Description

Sardonyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Bust of Hermes facing to left. A bit of drapery shows on left shoulder and he is wearing the Greek IVth century B.C. petasos. Graeco-Roman (?).


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. 679, no. 183View Objects cited in this Publication

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