University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-6
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Agate
Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Faustina the Elder
Length: 2.8cm
Width: 2.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number6 - Sommerville Number
607 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Agate-onyx. Cameo. [unmounted] Faustina the elder (died A.D. 140), wife of Antonius Pius (A.D. 138-161).


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. 282, fig. 225, pl. 356View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 607View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 663, no. 6, pl. 1View Objects cited in this Publication

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