University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-629
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Period: Renaissance
Date Made: 1400-1699
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1400-1699
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Vulcan
Forge
Cyclops
Eros
Height: 1.3 Centimeters/Inches
Width: 1.1 Centimeters/Inches
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:629 - Sommerville Gem Number
367 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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