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Object Number:
29-128-329
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:
Aelius Caesar
Dionysos
Bacchus
Description:
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.
Height:
2.1cm
Width:
1.4cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
329   -   Sommerville Gem Number
455   -   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. 188, Fig. 43, Pl. 92
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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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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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