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Gem

Object Number:29-128-311
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Italy
Manufacture Location: Italy
Maker: Santarelli
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1759-1826
Early Date: 1759
Late Date: 1826
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Alexander the Great
Height: 1.9 cm
Width: 2.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:311 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Chalcedony-onyx. Alexander of Macedonia. Cut by Santarelli. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case S.

Vermeule: Chalcedony-Onyx. Cameo. (Unmounted) bust of a young man identified by Sommerville as Alexander of Macedonia. He states that the gem was cut by Sartarelli, but it is unsigned. Late 18th or early 19th century.

Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 687, no. 311View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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