University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-211
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Medusa
Length: 1.5 cm
Width: 1.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:211 - Sommerville Number
261 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: White Chalcedony. Medusa (cinque-cento). Greek and Roman Cameos, Case M. Vermeule: White chalcedony. Cameo; broken irregularly; no setting. Head of Medusa facing. Mediocre quality.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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. 261View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 681, no. 211View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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