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Object Number:
29-128-374
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Onyx
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Jove
Zeus
Heracles
Description:
Onyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Laureate bust of a Greek divinity facing slightly to right., in high relief. Sommerville terms him Zeus. The inspiration, however, is a Roman bust of Herakles such as the colossal example in the British Museum.
Height:
1.4cm
Width:
2.5cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
374   -   Sommerville Gem Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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