University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-267
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Coriolanis
Length: 10.1cm
Width: 6.5cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number267 - Sommerville Number

Description

Pale Sardonyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Coriolanus. His mother and wife beseeching him to raise the seige of Rome. On left the Roman guard who accompanied his mother, and on right his own, the Volscian guard. Sommerville calls it a "superb cameo". 18th (?) The costumes inspired by Roman historical reliefs.


Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 242, fig. 149, pl. 256View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 684, no. 267, pl. 15View Objects cited in this Publication

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