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Object Number:
29-128-93
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850 AD
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Egyptian Jasper
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Caracalla
Description:
Bust of emperor Caracalla (AD 198-217) is represented in military costume. Cameo taken from portriats of emperor later in his righn such as well-known bust in Naples.
Height:
8.2cm
Width:
7.2cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
93   -   Sommerville Number
614   -   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. 282, Fig. 228, Pl. 359
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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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