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: 10.1 cm
Width: 6.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:267 - 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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 242, fig. 149, pl. 256View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art. 783. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 684, no. 267, pl. 15View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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