University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-695
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1800-1850
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Roman Emperor
Didius Julianus
Height: 2.9 cm
Width: 2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:695 - Sommerville Gem Number
619 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Onyx. Didius Julianus, twentieth Emperor of Rome. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case PP. Vermeule: Onyx. Cameo. (Unmounted) Laureate bearded bust facing right, identified by Sommerville as Didius Julianus (A.D. 193) 20th Emperor of Rome. Fine Italian 19th century work.


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. 619View 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. 712, no. 695View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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