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Object Number 29-128-95
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Neoclassical
Section Mediterranean
Materials Chalcedony | Onyx
Technique Cameo
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.

Length 2.5 cm
Width 1.8 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 95 - Sommerville Gem Number

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