University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-153
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850 AD
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Marcus Aurelius
Height: 7
Width: 5.2
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number153 - Sommerville Number
608 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Marcus Aurelius addressing Roman officials and soldiers. Scene is based on relief from a lost triumphal arch and is now incorporated in attic of Arch of Constantine.


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. 238, fig. 144, pl. 246View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 608View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 678, no. 153, pl. 11View Objects cited in this Publication

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