University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1127
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Paste
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Medusa
Eros
Length: 3.2 cm
Width: 2.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1127 - Sommerville Gem Number
132 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

Sommerville: Antique Paste Cameo, color of ruby. Medusa. A fragment. Antique Pastes, Case SSS. Vermeule: Paste, ruby color. cameo. (Unmounted) Circular disc, broken on all but the lower left side. Head of a chubby Eros facing. Graeco-Roman.


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. 132View 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. 741, no. 1127View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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