University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2152
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Renaissance
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Green Jasper
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Attila
Inscription
Height: 3.1 cm
Width: 2.6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2152 - Sommerville Gem Number
401 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

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.


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. 401View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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