University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-191
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Athena
Minerva
Helmet
Length: 2.8cm
Width: 2.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number191 - Sommerville Number

Description

Pale-Onyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Bust of Athena to left, wearing wreathed crested helmet; her tresses fall over her shoulders from beneath the helmet. 18th or 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. 680, no. 191View Objects cited in this Publication

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