University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-126
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Onyx
Metal
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Urania
Orb
Length: 2.5cm
Width: 2.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number126 - Sommerville Number

Description

Muse Urdnia seated to right on a rock-work throne. She contemplates a large orb held on her left knee. The body type and drapery copy Hellenistic Muse statues such as the groups in the Vatican and Madrid.


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: p. 200, fig. 67, pl. 126View 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. 674, no. 126, pl. 8View Objects cited in this Publication

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