University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-34
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 50 BC-AD 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Aesclepius
Telesphoros
Height: 8.3 cm
Width: 5.4 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:34 - Sommerville Gem Number
103 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Onyx. Aesculapius and Telesphoros. Vermeule: Onyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Asklepios-Telephoros; in three fragments which have been restored with wax and gilt to complete the scene. Sommerville states that "the gilt restoration was made by myself after an old engraving in a Roman collection."


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 103View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 668, no. 34, pl. 4View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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