University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1019
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1700-1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Jupiter
Zeus
Thunderbolt
Height: 3.1 cm
Width: 1.6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1019 - Sommerville Gem Number
467 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

(In gilt ring setting with gold patches where stone is chipped) Eeus stands facing, thunderbolt in raised right hand, eagle beside right foot. Cameo composition inspired by Roman copies of IVth century Greek statuary.


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. 467View 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. pg. 783 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 735, no. 1019View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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