University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2232
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Renaissance
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Glass Paste
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Young Man
Height: 1.2 cm
Width: 1.1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2232 - Sommerville Gem Number
402 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Sardonyx. Cameo. (Modern gilt ring setting, surrounded by paste brilliants) Bust of a younger man facing left. The features are copied from some ancient intaglio of the last half century of Roman Republic.


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. 402View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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