University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2479
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Aesclepius
Serpent Staff
Height: 2.5 cm
Width: 1.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2479 - Sommerville Gem Number
443 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Carnelian. Intaglio. Bust of Aesculapius left, seen from the back. A snake coiled around staff appears in the field to left.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Magic in the Ancient World (16 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2017) View Objects in Exhibition
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. 182, fig. 31, pl. 72, 76View 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. 443View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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