University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-434
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Renaissance
Abduction of Persephone
Height: 7.9cm
Width: 5.6cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number434 - Sommerville Gem Number
365 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


Sardonyx. Cameo. (In Oval gilt pin setting) Surrounded by paste brilliante. Pluto (who holds a trident) carrying off Prosephina to Hades. (Sommerville identification). Broken into 2 pieces.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 365View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 693, no. 434, pl. 25View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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