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Object Number:29-128-63
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Period: Renaissance
Date Made: 1500-1599
Early Date: 1500
Late Date: 1500-1599
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Jasper
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Athena
Inscription
Length: 4.9 Centimeters/Inches
Width: 3.8 Centimeters/Inches
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:63 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Helmeted head of Athena to the right. For the lengthy inscriptions on obverse and reverse, see Sommerville pp 670 f. Italian Renaissance, probably 16th Century.


Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Berges, Dietrich. 1999. "Hidden Treasures from the Vault: Engraved Gems from the Maxwell Sommerville Collection". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 41 (1): 17-28.View Objects related to this

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