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Gem

Object Number:29-128-789
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Calcite
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Diogenes
Height: 2 cm
Width: 2.8 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:789 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Yellow Calcite. Diogenes, the Greek philosopher. Broken and repaired. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case VV.

Vermeule: Yellow Calcite. Cameo. (Unmounted) Bust of Diogenes facing to left. Neo-Classic, the features copied from the marble statuettes of Diogenes in the Villa Torlonia - Albani in Rome and the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 717, no. 789View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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