University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-59
Current Location: Out on loan
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Renaissance
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1599
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Agate
Onyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Nymph
Satyr
Eros
Height: 8.4cm
Width: 5.2cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number59 - Sommerville Number
376 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Year of Color: Stone and Marble from Antiquity to the Present (19 Aug 2014 - Aug 2015)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 376View 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. 670, no. 59, pl. 5View Objects cited in this Publication

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