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Object Number: 29-128-256
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1500-1699
Early Date: 1500
Late Date: 1699
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Athena
Length: 2.3cm
Width: 1.8cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number256 - Sommerville Number

Description

Sardonyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Helmeted, cuirassed bust of Athena to right. She wears the aegis about her neck. 16th or earlier 17th century.


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. 683, no. 256View Objects cited in this Publication

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