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: 3.2cm
Width: 2.7cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1357 - Sommerville Gem Number
464 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

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. 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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 464View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 753-754, no. 1357View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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