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Gem

Stickpin

Object Number:29-128-2561
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1700-1850 CE
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Sappho?
Psyche?
Height: 2.5 cm
Width: 1.7 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2561 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Sardonyx. Cameo. (Modern gold stick-pin mount) Draped bust of a female to left, the features are of the so-called Sappho, but butterfly wings have been carved on the headband (fillet) indicating that Psyche is intended. cf. 2549 for similar composition. Italian, 18th or earlier 19th century.

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich K. 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.. Rahden. Verlag Marie Leidorf GMbH. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 216, fig. 97, pl. 167View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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