University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-329
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Iconography:Aelius Caesar
Height: 2.1cm
Width: 1.4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number329 - Sommerville Gem Number
455 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


Sardonyx. Cameo. (Broken across bottom to imitate antique work). Bust, probably representing the young Bacchus, facing to right. Head is identified by Sommerville as a portrait of Aelius Caesar, adopted son of Hadrian.


[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: p. 188, fig. 43, pl. 92View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 455View 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: p. 687, no. 329View Objects cited in this Publication

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