University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2333
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Tortoise Shell
Metal
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Roman Empress
Height: 2.6 cm
Width: 2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2333 - Sommerville Gem Number
601 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Carnelian with tortoise shell backing. Cameo. (Modern Gilt Ring Setting) Bust of an empress of the period of Titus or Domitian, facing right. Neo-Classic.


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. 278, fig. 219, pl. 347View 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. 601View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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