University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-226
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Gryllos
Athena
Eros
Length: 2.2 cm
Width: 1.7 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:226 - Sommerville Number
533 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Onyx. Minerva, a Caprice. Helmet, head, and breast ornamented with masks. Very fine. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case M. Vermeule: Onyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). A Neo-Classic gryllos subject. A bust of Athena to right., a beared head appears in back of neck, a head of Cupid on chect, and when rotated to right, the helmet shows a head of the Cicero type.


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. 533View 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. 682, no. 226View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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