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Object Number:
29-128-126
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Chalcedony
Onyx
Metal
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Urania
Orb
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.
Length:
2.5cm
Width:
2.1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
126   -   Sommerville Number

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. 200, Fig. 67, Pl. 126
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