Belt Fragment (uncertain)


From: Mediterranean

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number 29-128-2434
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Post Classical
Date Made 1800-1899
Section Mediterranean
Materials Sardonyx | Gold
Technique Cameo
Iconography Medusa

Vermeule: Sardonyx. Cameo. (Modern gold belt?) setting broken into 3 pieces and reset. Head of Medusa facing: high relief. 19th century imitation of an ancient cameo. A marble relief such as the Medusa Rondanini or marble enrichments of an imperial cuirassed statue.

Height 2.9 cm
Width 2.5 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 2434 - Sommerville Gem Number

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