University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-434
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Renaissance
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Metal
Sardonyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Pluto
Persephone
Abduction of Persephone
Height: 7.9 cm
Width: 5.6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:434 - Sommerville Gem Number
365 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Sard. Pluto carrying off Persephone to Hades. The flames are indicated at the right below. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case Y. Vermeule: 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

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 365View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 693, no. 434, pl. 25View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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