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Object Number:29-128-254
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Italy
Manufacture Location: Italy
Period: Neoclassical
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Metal
Gold
Technique:Gilded
Iconography:Signature
Warrior
Sword
Shield
Height: 1.6 cm
Width: 1.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:254 - Sommerville Number
627 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Gold. Medal portrait of Gio. Antonio Santarelli, who cut the cameo of Leander (253). I bought this of one of his descendants. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case O.

Vermeule: Neo-Classic. Gilt medal. Portrait of Giovanni Antonio Santarelli (1759-1826), the gem engraver. Sommerville states he "bought it of one of his descendants". Signed P.C.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich K. 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. 296, fig. 256, pl. 397View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 627View 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. 683, no. 254View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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