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Object Number: 29-128-2446
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1799
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Woman
Helmet
Athena
Height: 2.2cm
Width: 1.7cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2446 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern gilt ring setting) Helmeted female bust to right, probably intended for Athena. Workmanship is Italian, XVIIth century in the sentimental Neo-Classic style.


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