University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-66
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1800-1850
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Agate
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Goat
Amalthea
Landscape
Rocks
Trees
Length: 5.5cm
Width: 3.8cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number66 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

A goat feeding at a water-trough. All set in a landscape with rocks, foliage and trees. Sommerville identifies her as the goat "Amalthea,"


Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 671, no. 66View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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