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Object Number: 29-128-795
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1800-1880
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1880
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Malachite
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Hermes
Height: 1.8cm
Width: 2.4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number795 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Unmounted) Bust of Hermes to right. He wears the traditional cap but without wings. Probably 19th century.


Bibliography:

[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. 717, no. 795View Objects cited in this Publication

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