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Gem

Ring

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: 1.9 cm
Width: 2.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2559 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Pale sard (onyx) of milky color. Cameo. (Modern gold ring setting) Draped bust, probably Voltaire, to left. French?, later 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. 292, fig. 245, pl. 384View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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