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

Description

Sommerville: Maculated Agate. Philip the Arabian, thirty-sixth Emperor of Rome, and his wife, Otacillia. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case PP.

Vermeule: 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. Italian work probably of 19th century.


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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