University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1842
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sard
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Muse
Terpsichore
Tuscan Column
Lyre
Height: 1.2 cm
Width: 1.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1842 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Yellow Sard. Intaglio. (Modern gold ring setting) A muse, perhaps Terpsichore standing to left, at a Tuscan column; she is playing a large lyre. Neo-Classic, the design is copied from silver denarii of the Roman Republican monege. Musa.


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.. Rahden. Verlag Marie Leidorf GMbH. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 200, fig. 66, pl. 123, 125View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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