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Object Number:
29-128-1852
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Chalcedony
Sardonyx
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Athena
Judgement of Orestes
Description:
(Modern gold ring setting) Broken on right side to simulate an antique fragment. Athena casting her vote in Judgement of Orestes, copy of a well-known ancient cameo. Neo-Classic.
Height:
3cm
Width:
2.3cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1853   -   Sommerville Number
453   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

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. 79, Pl. 141
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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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