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Object Number:
29-128-1363
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Renaissance
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Metal
Sardonyx
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Pluto
Persephone
Abduction of Persephone
Hermes
Quadriga
Description:
(In oval gilt pendant setting) The abduction of (Persephone) by Pluto, Hermes leads the quadriga. The composition is an abbreviation of that found on Roman sarcophagi of the 2nd century A.D.
Height:
8.7cm
Width:
5.6cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1363   -   Sommerville Gem Number
364   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Bibliography:

[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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