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Object Number 29-128-2185
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Neoclassical
Date Made 1700-1850
Section Mediterranean
Materials Carnelian | Sardonyx | Gold
Technique Cameo
Iconography Athena | Helmet | Ram Head

Vermeule: Carnelian-Sardonyx. Cameo. (Filigreed gilt pendant setting) Helmeted bust of Athena left, ram's heads on visor of her helmet are inspired by those on the helmet of celebrated statue of the Athea Rosipigliosi in the Vatican.

Height 3.3 cm
Width 2.4 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 2185 - Sommerville Gem Number

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