|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Materials||Chalcedony | Onyx|
|Iconography||Sappho | Aphrodite?|
Sommerville: Chalcedony-Onyx. Sappho. The Greek Poetess, native of Mitylene. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case F.
Vermeule: Chalcedony Onxy. Cameo (unmounted). Bust of a woman of 5th century type facing to right. Sommerville identifies her as Sappho. Neo-Classic, copying an ancient head, perhaps Aphrodite, which survives in a number of replicas and which has been termed Sappho since the Renaissance.
Berges: Lamda Ny is the Greek abbreviation of the modern cutter's name and should be read L. N. what with some probability means Lorenz Natter, a famous gem cutter from Germany during the middle of the 18th. cen.
|Credit Line||Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904|
|Other Number||95 - Sommerville Gem Number|
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