University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-2559
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:French
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: France
Maker: Luigi Pichler
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1750-1799
Early Date: 1750
Late Date: 1799
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Voltaire
Height: 1.9cm
Width: 2.9cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2559 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Pale sard of milky color. (Modern gold ring setting) Draped bust, probably Voltaire, to left.


Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 292, fig. 245, pl. 384View Objects cited in this Publication

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