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Object Number:
29-128-320
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Sardonyx
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Ares
Athena
Helmet
Hadrian?
Sabina?
Description:
Sardonyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Jugate busts of Ares and Athena to right, wearing helmets, laurel wreaths, cuirasses and cloaks. The features also suggest an emperor and empress such as Hadrian and Sabina (A.D. 117-135). The stone is perhaps ancient but it also has a somewhat renaissance flavor. Appears to have been cut down and shows breaks on right side.
Height:
1.4cm
Width:
2.2cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
320   -   Sommerville Gem Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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