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Gem

Object Number:29-128-615
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Period: Renaissance
Date Made: 1400-1499
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1499
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Donna
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:615 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Chalcedony-Onyx. Donna. Maculated Pebbles, Etc, Case KK.

Vermeule: Cameo. Chalcedony-Onyx. [unmounted] half figure bust of a woman of the 16th century type facing to right. Her jewellry and her slipped costume suggest she might be Cleopatra or even a Biblical figure such as Salome. 16th century

Bibliography:

[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. 707, no, 615View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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