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Object Number 29-128-267
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Mediterranean
Period 18th Century
Date Made 1700-1799
Section Mediterranean
Materials Sardonyx
Technique Cameo
Iconography Coriolanis

Sommerville: Pale sardonyx. Coriolanus. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case P.

Vermeule: 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.

Length 10.1 cm
Width 6.5 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 267 - Sommerville Number

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