University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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
362 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

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

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