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Gem

Ring

Object Number:29-128-2565
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1800-1899 AD
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Agate
Onyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Sappho
Height: 2 cm
Width: 2.7 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2565 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Agate-onyx. Cameo. (Modern gilt ring setting) Filleted draped bust of the Neo-Classic Sappho type facing to right. Laurel or bay leaves are worn in the hair. 19th century.

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich K. 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.. Rahden. Verlag Marie Leidorf GMbH. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 250, fig. 162, pl. 273View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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