University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2123
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Maker: Pichler
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850 AD
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1700-1850 AD
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Glass (uncertain)
Sard (uncertain)
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Arethusa?
Signature
Height: 1.8 cm
Width: 2.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2123 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern) Filleted head of a young woman facing to right. The type is that of the heads of Arethusa and similar mythological persons on South Italian and Sicilian Greek coins. Signed in Greek letters PICKLER. Neo-Classic.


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.. Rahden. Verlag Marie Leidorf GMbH. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 246, fig. 154, pl. 261, 263View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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