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Gem

Object Number:29-128-11
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1700-1799 AD
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Metal
Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Man
Woman
Priapus
Sacrifice
Length: 4.3 cm
Width: 3.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:11 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Onyx. The Sacrifice (della Fecundita) A man and wife making a sacrifice to Priapus that they may have an offspring. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case A.

Vermeule: Onyx. Cameo. [Gold pendant mount with loop]. Satyr and Maened making a sacrifice to a terminal figure of Pan, a ram's head hangs from a tree at the right. The Satyr holds a serpent. Italian, 18th Century.

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. 667, no. 11, pl. 2View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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