University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-2296
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Europa
Zeus
Bull
Height: 2.5cm
Width: 1.9cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2296 - Sommerville Number
482 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Europa carried over the sea to right by Zeus in guise of a bull, her cloak flies out to left.


Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 182, fig. 30, pl. 71, 75View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 482View Objects cited in this Publication

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