University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1087
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Topaz
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Aristides
Demosthenes
Height: 2.5 cm
Width: 1.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1087 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 542View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 738, no. 1087View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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