University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-1358
Current Location: Out on loan
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1600-1699
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 1699
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Onyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Bacchus
Dionysos
Ariadne
Eros
Panther
Height: 2.6cm
Width: 2.4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1358 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Unmounted) Dionysos, Ariadne, Eros and a panther. Dionysos is seen discovering Ariadne who is seated in dejected attitude on the Island of Naxos.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Penn in the World: Twelve Decades at the University of Pennsylvania Museum (08 May 2008 - 28 Sep 2008)View Objects in Exhibition

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. 754, no. 1358, pl. 99View Objects cited in this Publication

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