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Gem

Ring

Object Number:29-128-2209
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1899
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Silver
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Mithras
Bull
Height: 2.1 cm
Width: 2 cm
Depth: 0.7 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2209 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Chalcedony. Cameo. (Modern Silvered Ring Setting) Mithras slaying bull. Artist has misinterpreted the animal giving it an equine appearance. 16th century work.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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. 202, fig. 71, pl. 130View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 362View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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