University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-999
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Luna
Diana
Biga
Horses?
Height: 3 cm
Width: 2.4 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:999 - Sommerville Gem Number
265 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Onyx. Diana in a Biga. Gold and Silver Rings - Cameos, Case KKK. Vermeule: Onyx. Cameo. (Modern gilt swivel setting) Broken at upper left and across right side. Luna driving a biga of horses to right. Roman Imperial.


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. 265View 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. 734, no. 999View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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