University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-295
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1700-1799
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Agate
Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Athena
Corinthian Helmet
Height: 2cm
Width: 2.8cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number295 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Agate-onyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Draped bust of Athena, facing to left. She wears a coninthian helmet and has long tresses falling over her shoulders. 18th century.


Bibliography:

[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 685, no. 295, pl. 16View Objects cited in this Publication

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