University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-2540
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Silver
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Hermes
Wings
Height: 1.6cm
Width: 1.9cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2540 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern Silver Ring Setting) Idealized bust of Hermes to left, a small butterfly-like wing in his hair. The concept and design are earlier 19th century in the Neo-Classic prettified style.


Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 216, fig. 98, pl. 168View Objects cited in this Publication

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