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Gem

Ring

Object Number:29-128-2483
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Maker: After Pichler
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Athlete?
Butterfly
Prometheus?
Psyche?
Height: 3.1 cm
Width: 2.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2483 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Sardonyx. Intaglio. (Modern gilt ring mount) A male athletic figure seated to left with a torch ? over his shoulder. A butterfield appears in field at left. Perhaps Prometheus with the soul of man (Psyche). Italian, XVIIIth or early XIXth in style of Pichler.

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