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Object Number: 29-128-419
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Apollo Piombino
Height: 1.2cm
Width: 1.4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number419 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Pale Sardonyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Filleted bust of a youth of the early Classical type facing to left. Sommerville terms him Apollo and the features are modelled on the bronze Apollo Piombino in the Louvre. Neo-Classic.


Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 692, no. 419View Objects cited in this Publication

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