University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-680
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Jasper
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Antisthenes
Height: 3 cm
Width: 2.4 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:680 - Sommerville Gem Number
567 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Red Jasper. Antisthenes, a disciple of Socrates. Cameo with a hand. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case OO.

Vermeule: Red Jasper. Cameo. (Unmounted). Portrait is identified by Sommerville as "Anthothenes, a disciple of Socrates" but the ancient prototype is an intaglio gem of the late Roman Repulic. Neo-Classic.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

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