University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-699
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Eastern Mediterranean (uncertain)
Period: Medieval (uncertain)
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Rock Crystal
Quartz
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Head
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:699 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Rock Crystal. Antique head. Style, Egyptian. The only one I have ever found. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case QQ.

Vermeule: Rock Crystal. Cameo. (Unmounted) A filleted head facing in high round relief. Medieval? perhaps from E. Mediterranean.


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. 712, no. 699View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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