University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1859
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Medusa
Height: 1.3 cm
Width: 1.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1859 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Sardonyx. Cameo. (Modern Gold Pin Setting) Head of Medusa facing. The features in the so-called "Pathelic" style seen best in the outside of the Tazza Farnese in Naples. Graeco-Roman.


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