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Object Number 29-128-1087
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Neoclassical
Date Made 1700-1850
Section Mediterranean
Materials Topaz | Gold
Technique Cameo
Iconography Aristides | Demosthenes

Sommerville: White Topaz. Aristides, surnamed the Just on account of his inflexible integrity. Gold and Bronze Rings - Cameos, Case QQQ.

Vermeule: White Topaz. Cameo. (Modern gilt ring setting) Bust termed that of Aristides, facing. The features suggest portraits of Demosthenes, but are probably inspired by a Roman portrait of the 2nd cent. A.D. Neo-Classic.

Height 2.5 cm
Width 1.9 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 1087 - Sommerville Gem Number

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