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Gem

Object Number:29-128-222
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Agate
Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Maenad
Ram
Length: 3.2 cm
Width: 2.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:222 - Sommerville Number

Description

Sommerville: Agate-Onyx. Lena, bacchante, with a goat's head on her shoulder. Beautiful maculation in the upper stratum. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case M.

Vermeule: Agate-Onyx. Cameo. (In gilt setting). Bust of Maenad right, vine wreath in her hair, ram's head on right shoulder.

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.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 518View 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. 682, no. 222View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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