University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-2240
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1700-1899
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Zeus
Height: 1.7cm
Width: 2.5cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2240 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sardonyx in Jade and White. (Modern Gold Ring Setting) Laureate bust of Zeus to left, the type derived from Greek IV century or later coins.


Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 180, fig.28, pl. 70View Objects cited in this Publication

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