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Gem

Swivel Ring

Object Number:29-128-994
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian (uncertain)
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy (uncertain)
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1700-1799
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Agate
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Ptolemy Auletes
Height: 3 cm
Width: 1.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:994 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Agate. Ptolemaeus Auletes, the flute-player, son of Ptolemaeus Lathyrus. Gold and Silver Rings - Cameos, Case KKK.

Vermeule: (Agate) Sardonyx. Cameo. (Modern gold (reset) ring setting, swivel setting) Bust of a youth facing to right, identified by Sommerville as "Ptolemaeus Auletes, the flute player son of Ptolemaeus Lathyrus," carved from predominately white layer. Ptolemy VII. Early 18th century, probably Italian.

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. 734, no. 934View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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