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Object Number:29-128-272
Current Location: And So the Story Goes...Innovations in Storytelling
Currently On Display
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Priam
Achilles
Hector
Height: 6 cm
Width: 5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:272 - Sommerville Number
509 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Pale Onyx. Priam asking achilles for the Body of Hector. Vermeule: Cameo. Sardonyx. Priam imploring Achilles for the body of Hector after a well-known relief (by Thorvaldson Canova?) Exhibit Catalogue: Onyx Cameo. Priam imploring Achilles for body of Hector after a well-known relief by Thorvaldson Canova(?). Priam imploring Achilles for body of Hector after a well-known relief by Nathaniel Marchant around 1784 based on an Attic sarcophagus relief in the Capitoline Museum in Rome.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition
And So the Story Goes… Innovations in Storytelling (25 Apr 2018) View Objects in Exhibition

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. 178, no. 22, fig. 63View 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. 509View 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. 684, no. 272, pl. 16View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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