University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-264
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Emperor
Tiberius?
Length: 2.2cm
Width: 3cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number264 - Sommerville Number
282 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Chalcedony or Sardonyx. Cameo. Fragment of a large imperial Cameo. Laureate head to right, of imperial personage, probably "as suggested by Sommerville" -- the emperor Tiberius (14-37 A.D.) {Cameo has been mounted and finished in plaster and gilded about head and neck in an effort to make it more complete.} - mount, plaster, and gilding removed.


Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 282View Objects cited in this Publication
[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: pp. 683-684, no. 264View Objects cited in this Publication

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