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Object Number: 29-128-433
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Cupid
Eros
Goat
Height: 3.4cm
Width: 3.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number433 - Sommerville Gem Number
456 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Pale Onyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Cupid riding to left, holding a palm. He rides a large goat. He holds a palm over his right shoulder and the reigns in his left hand. Neo-Classic.


Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 456View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 693, no. 433, pl. 23View Objects cited in this Publication

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