University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-846
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sard
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Man
Helmet
Height: 1.9 cm
Width: 2.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:846 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Sard. Helmeted Warrior. Intaglios and Their Imprints, Case AAA. Vermeule: Sard. Intaglio. (Unmounted) Laureate draped bust of a man facing to left, he wears a long crested helmet, the visor of which is in the shape of a mask. Neo-Classic. The design and particularly the method of cutting with the wheel, copying a gem of the late Antique Period.


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. 720, no. 846, pl. 66View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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