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Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number 29-128-2154
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Post Classical
Date Made 1800-1899
Section Mediterranean
Materials Chalcedony | Onyx | Gold | Enamel
Technique Cameo
Iconography Young Man | Achilles? | Hector | Old Man | Odysseus? | Priam?

Vermeule: Chalcedony Onyx. Cameo. (Gilt and enamel pendant setting) Jugate busts of a young man (perhaps Achilles or Hestor) facing right, wearing an elaborate helmet and carrying shield; behind helmeted draped bust of an older man wearing a cap which suggests that he is either Odysseus or more likely Priam. 19th, in imitation of a gem of the Alexandrius Hellenistic or Graeco-Roman periods.

Height 6.4 cm
Width 5.1 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 2154 - Sommerville Gem Number

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