University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2182
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Renaissance
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Greek Warrior
Ajax
Height: 4.3 cm
Width: 3.1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2182 - Sommerville Gem Number
369 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Chalcedony. Cameo. (Modern gilt box-top setting) Helmeted bust of a Greek warrior facing to left. Design based on the bust of Ajax "Menalos" in the Sala de Busti of the Vatican Museum. Renaissance.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich K. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA.. Rahden. Verlag Marie Leidorf GMbH. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 172, fig. 11, pl. 48View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 369View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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