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.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
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[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.
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