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Gem

Object Number:29-128-604
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:European
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Western Europe
Period: Medieval
Date Made: 700-1099
Early Date: 700
Late Date: 1099
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Turquoise
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Woman
Skull
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:604 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Turquoise. A rude female head and a skull. Maculated Pebbles, Etc, Case JJ.

Vermeule: Turquoise. Cameo. (Unmounted). Nude bust of a female facing to right. A skull appears at right, probably the penitent Magdalene. Medieval.

Bibliography:

[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. 707, no. 604View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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