University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-606
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:European
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Western Europe
Period: Medieval
Date Made: 800-899 AD
Early Date: 800
Late Date: 899
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Jasper
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Woman
Fury?
Mary Magdalene?
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:606 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Maculated Jasper. Cameo. (Unmounted). Half-figure bust of a nude female with blowing hair to right. Identified by Sommerville as a Furg but perhaps the "Penitent Magdalene."


Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 707, no. 606, pl. 52View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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