University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-289
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Septimus Severus
Height: 6.1 cm
Width: 4.1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:289 - Sommerville Number
612 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Chalcedony. Heliogabalus, twenty-eighth Emperor of Rome. Rare and beautiful cameo, giving the entire figure. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case R. Vermeule: Chalcedony. Gold Cameo. Statue of a roman emperor in military costume holding parazoniums and orb. Termed by Sommerville, Heliogabalus, 28th emperor of Rome but more likely emperor Septimus Severus


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.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 612View 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. 685, no. 289, pl. 17View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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