University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-692
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1800-1850
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1850
Philip the Arab
Otacillia Severa
Height: 3.2cm
Width: 2.5cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number692 - Sommerville Gem Number
620 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


Maculated Agate. Cameo. Jugate busts of two imperial personages of IIIrd. century A.D. facing right. Sommerville identifies them as Philip the Arab, 36th Emperor of Rome and his wife Atacilia Severs.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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


[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 620View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 712, no. 692, pl. 62View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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