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Object Number: 29-128-425
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1600-1699
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 1699
Lion Skin
Height: 2.3cm
Width: 3.2cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number425 - Sommerville Gem Number


Sardonyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Bust of Athena to left, wearing elaborate helmet forming the mask of an elderly bearded man. She also wears an elaborate breast plate with a lion's skin on her left shoulder. Her snake curls upward to form the crest of her helmet. 17th Century.


[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. 692, no. 425View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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