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Gem

Ring

Object Number:29-128-2311
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Deities
Height: 1.9 cm
Width: 2.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2311 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Carnelian. Intaglio. (Modern Gilt Ring Setting) A mythological scene, four figures one wearing a helmet and holding a shield, and a shild or Eros in their midst, stand in conversation beneath a tree. They are perhaps a group of divinities. Neo-Classic, imitating a Graeco-Roman intaglio.

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. 172, fig. 12, pl. 45, 49View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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