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Gem

Object Number:
29-128-2300
Current Location:
Year of Color
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Manufacture Location:
Florence (uncertain)
Naples (uncertain)
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1782-1838
Early Date:
1782
Late Date:
1838
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Carnelian
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Athena
Minerva
Description:
Bust of Athena right, wearing elaborate crested helmet, a necklace and the aegis. cf 2494 for similar composition. (Florence or Naples). Signature on the edge, IA. ST (Jacob Steinschneider)
Height:
4.4cm
Width:
2.9cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
2300   -   Sommerville Gem Number
449   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Year of Color: Stone and Marble from Antiquity to the Present (19 Aug 2014 - Aug 2015)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 204, Fig. 74, Pl. 133, 136
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[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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