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Object Number 29-128-1860
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Neoclassical
Date Made 1700-1850
Section Mediterranean
Materials Sardonyx
Technique Cameo
Iconography Alexander the Great | Lion Skin

Vermeule: Sardonyx. Cameo. (Modern gold ring setting) Head of Alexander the Great to right, wearing the lion's skin of Herakles. The type is copied from silver drachma pieces struck under Alexander and his successors. Neo-Classical.

Height 1.5 cm
Width 1.3 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 1860 - Sommerville Gem Number

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