University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-404
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Siberian Jasper
Silver
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Priapus
Woman
Herm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number404 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Red and green. Priapus. This remarkable piece of Siberian Jasper is a double cameo. The purple-brown side representing Priapus, the green a female Egyptian deity. Mounted on a silver pedestal and was intended as a household idol.


Bibliography:

[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 691, no. 404, pl. 22View Objects cited in this Publication

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