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Gem

Stickpin

Object Number:29-128-2572
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1750-1899
Early Date: 1750
Late Date: 1899
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Agate
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Sappho
Height: 2.7 cm
Width: 1.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2572 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Mottled Brown Agate. Cameo. (Modern gold stick-pin setting) Bust of a young woman of the Neo-Classic "Sappho" type to right. Hair bound by a double fillet and falling in tresses on the neck. Late 18th or 19th century work.

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. 262, fig. 188, pl. 307View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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