University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-629
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Period: Renaissance
Date Made: 1400-1699
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1699
Height: 1.3 cm
Width: 1.1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:629 - Sommerville Gem Number
367 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


Sommerville: Onyx. Vulcan at the Forge, with a Cyclops. Maculated Pebbles, Etc, Case KK. Vermeule: Onyx. Cameo. (Modern gilt ring setting). Vulcan hammering on his anvil attended by an Eros-like figure who stands for one of the Cyclopes.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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


[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. 367View 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. 708, no. 629View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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