University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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?
Length: 4.9 cm
Width: 3.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:109 - Sommerville Gem Number
381 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

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.


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. 381View 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. 673, no. 109, pl. 7View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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