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Object Number 29-128-2152
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Renaissance
Section Mediterranean
Materials Green Jasper
Technique Cameo
Iconography Attila | Inscription

Vermeule: Striated Green Jasper. Cameo. (Modern silver ring setting) Bust of Attila to right. The features are extremely exaggerated; in fact they are little more than a caricature. An inscription ATTILA REX surrounds the head. Design is copied and inspired by Byzantine syle coins of Atilla.

Height 3.1 cm
Width 2.6 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 2152 - Sommerville Gem Number

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