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Gem

Box Lid (uncertain)

Locket (uncertain)

Object Number:29-128-2210
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1700-1799
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Alexander the Great?
Apollo?
Height: 2.9 cm
Width: 2.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2210 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Sardonyx. Cameo. (Modern gold box top or locket?) Bust of Alexander the Great or Apollo, facing to right. Design copied from some ancient bust, cameo or coin. 18th 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. 262, fig. 187, pl. 306View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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