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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
Materials:Egyptian Jasper
Height: 8.2cm
Width: 7.2cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number93 - Sommerville Number614 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


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.


[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. 282, fig. 228, pl. 359View 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. 614View 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. 672, no. 93, pl. 6View Objects cited in this Publication

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