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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
Height: 2.3cm
Width: 1.9cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number431 - Sommerville Gem Number472 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


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.


[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. 192, fig. 50, pl. 103View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 472View 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. 693, no. 431, pl. 23View Objects cited in this Publication

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