University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2094
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Maker: Pichler
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850 AD
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Topaz
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Female Figure
Signature
Agrippina
Height: 2 cm
Width: 1.8 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2094 - Sommerville Gem Number
530 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Topaz. Intaglio. (Modern silvered ring setting) Neo-Classic. Signed in Greek letters by Pichler. Female figure seated to right in contemplation, a wreath in field at left. She supports an urn probably containing the ashes of deceased one in her left hand. Style is Graeco-Roman in Neo-Classic interpretation similar to marble reliefs of Canova and Thorvaldsen.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA.. Rahden. Verlag Marie Leidorf GMbH. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 242, fig. 148, pl. 248, 249, 253View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 530View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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