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Object Number:
29-128-431
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Onyx
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Pan
Description:
Dark Onyx. Cameo. Pan seated on ground left, contemplating his pipes which hang on a stump in front of him. Composition copied from a silver denarius of late Roman Republic of which only one specimen is known, now in a European private collection and formerly in the V.J.E. Ryan collection in London.
Height:
2.3cm
Width:
1.9cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
431   -   Sommerville Gem Number
472   -   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. 192, Fig. 50, Pl. 103
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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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