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Object Number:
29-128-863
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Carnelian
Silver
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Minerva
Athena Parthenos
Description:
(Modern silver pin setting) Half-figured bust of Athena to left, wearing crested helmet, aegis and shield on left shoulder. Neo-Classic, a modernized version of a composition going back to the Athena Parthenos in the Greek Vth century.
Height:
1.5cm
Width:
2.1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
863   -   Sommerville Gem Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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