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Object Number: 29-128-2009
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1800-1850
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Hero
Spear
Nike
Height: 1cm
Width: 1.5cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2009 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern Gold Ring Setting) A heroic figure standing to left, holding spear in raided left hand and a small victory on the extended right. A support with drapery and a sword appears at the left. The model for this design is the statue of Napoleon by Canova. There are two versions, one in the Brera in Milan and the other in Apsley House in London.


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