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Gem

Ring

Object Number:29-128-2042
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1700-1899
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Amethyst
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Woman
Inscription
Height: 1.7 cm
Width: 2.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2042 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Amethyst. Intaglio. (Modern gold ring setting) Draped bust of woman to right. Inscription in Greek letters "ADMON." She has a headdress in the style of Roman Empresses of the time of Julia Domna and the wives of Elagabalus. Probably 18th or 19th in good imitation of an ancient portrait gem.

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich K. 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. 238, fig. 143, pl. 242, 245View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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