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Object Number:
29-128-59
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Renaissance
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Agate
Onyx
Gold
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Nymph
Satyr
Eros
Description:
Gem in rectangular frame. A sleeping Nymph, a Satyr stealing up on her, and Eros at the left aiming an arrow at the Satyr. The amphora at the left and the trees in the background show excellent utilization of the striations of the stone.
Height:
8.4cm
Width:
5.2cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
59   -   Sommerville Number
376   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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