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Gem

Ring

Object Number:29-128-2186
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Onyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Greek Warrior
Corinthian Helmet
Serpent
Philoctetes?
Height: 1.6 cm
Width: 2.1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2186 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Chalcedony-Onyx. Cameo. (Modern gilt ring setting) Bust of a Greek warrior to right, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet on which appears a serpent. Perhaps Philoctetes is intended. Neo-Classic, probably earlier 19th century.

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich K. 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.. Rahden. Verlag Marie Leidorf GMbH. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 204, fig. 78, pl. 140View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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