Locket (uncertain)


From: Mediterranean

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number 29-128-109
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Renaissance
Section Mediterranean
Materials Oriental Sardonyx | Gold
Technique Cameo
Iconography Roman Emperor | Quadriga | Victory | Trajan?

Sommerville: Oriental sardonyx. The Emperor Trajan with Victory driving him in a quadriga. Notice the horses. A valuable and beautiful antique cameo. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case G.

Vermeule: Oriental sardonyx. Cameo (Modern gold pendant setting. May have been a locket. reset probably in XVIII or XIXth). Victory driving a Roman emperor in a quadriga to left; all within a heavy laurel wreath. Sommerville identifies the emperor as Trajan. (98-117 A.D.) Renaissance.

Length 4.9 cm
Width 3.9 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 109 - Sommerville Gem Number

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