University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-597
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:European
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Western Europe
Period: Medieval
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Agate
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Laureate Head
Height: 2 cm
Width: 1.6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:597 - Sommerville Gem Number
334 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Agate. Cameo. (Unmounted). Photo. Laureate head to right, probably representing a biblical or imperial figure. From a book cover?


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 312View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 707, no. 597View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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