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Object Number:
29-128-309
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Sardonyx
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Aesclepius
Serpent Staff
Description:
Sardonyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Aesculapius standing to right, holding serpent staff at his right side. Cameo copies a IVth later statuary type which was much copied by the Romans.
Height:
3.6cm
Width:
2.5cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
309   -   Sommerville Gem Number
442   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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