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Object Number 29-128-125
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Neoclassical
Date Made 1700-1850
Section Mediterranean
Materials Sardonyx
Technique Cameo
Iconography Diogenes | Tub | Dog

Sommerville: Sardonyx - Diogenes the Cynic in his tub. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case H.

Vermeule: Sardonyx. Cameo (Unmounted). 1700-1850 Neo-Classical. Diogenes the Cynic in his tub, listening to readings by an elderly philosopher seated at right. The dog, a pun on "diogenes" sits on the tub, and the scene is lit by a crescent moon above. A composition based on an ancient relief.

Height 5.4 cm
Width 4.4 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 125 - Sommerville Gem Number

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