University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1357
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Astuzia
Ingenuita
Eros
Mask
Height: 3.2 cm
Width: 2.7 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1357 - Sommerville Gem Number
464 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Sardonyx. The two Genii, Astuzia and Ingenuita. Miscellaneous Cameos, Case OOOO. Vermeule: Sardonyx. Cameo. Subject termed by Sommerville "The Two Genii, Astuzia and Ingenuita." Scene shows a cupid gathering oranges and another cupid reaching his hand through a large mask to steal one from basket. The first cupid is obviously terrified by the apparition.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA.. Rahden. Verlag Marie Leidorf GMbH. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 212, fig. 91, pl. 158View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 464View 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: pp. 753-754, no. 1357View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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