University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1288
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Claudius Family
Length: 1.78 cm
Width: 1.42 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1288 - Sommerville Number
591 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Grand Cameo in paste of chalcedony. The Claudius family. Claudius' full name was Nero Claudius Drusus. On the left, his father, Tib. Claudius Nero, and his mother, Livia. On the right, Nero Claudius Drusus and his wife Antonia. A superb gem. Antique Pastes, Case AAAA. Vermeule: Large Cameo in Chalcedony Paste. Family of emperor Claudius (41-54 A.D.) copy of famous Sardonyx in Hapsburg collections in Vienna.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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. 591View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 749, no. 1288, pl. 79View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1901. Engraved Gems.. Philadelphia. D. Biddle. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 118View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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