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Object Number: 29-128-398
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Dionysos
Antinous
Height: 1.8cm
Width: 2.3cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number398 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sardonyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Vine-wreathed draped bust of a young man facing to right. Sommerville identifies him as Dionysos, but the features suggest the gem was copied after some ancient portrait of Hadrians favorite, Antinous as Dionysos.


Bibliography:

[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. 691, no. 398View Objects cited in this Publication

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