University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-213
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Renaissance
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Metal
Diamond
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Heracles
Lion
Length: 2.7 cm
Width: 2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:213 - Sommerville Number
370 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Sardonyx. Hercules with the Lion's skin. The setting and the diamond sparks are medieval and rude. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case M. Vermeule: Sardonyx. Cameo. (Gilt setting surrounded by paste brillants). Bust of the elder bearded Herakles to left, wearing lion skin.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 370View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 681, no. 213View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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