University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-2109
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Maker: Eckel
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Athena
Griffin
Signature
Height: 1.3cm
Width: 1.7cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2109 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern Gold Swiveled Ring Setting) Bust of Athena to right, wearing crested helmet enriched with a sea griffin, her aegis appears around her neck. Signed - ECKEL ? 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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 204, fig. 76, pl. 134, 138View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.View Objects cited in this Publication

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