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Bracelet Fragment

Object Number:29-128-2176
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1700-1899
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Agate (uncertain)
Sardonyx (uncertain)
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Hera?
Inscription
Height: 2 cm
Width: 2.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2176 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Agate (Sardonyx) Cameo. (Modern Gold Bracelet Setting) Diademed head of Hera (?) to left, a composition copied from Greek 4th century B.C. coins. Lettered: NSE. Late 18th or 19th century. From same set as 2164.

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. 202, fig. 72, pl. 131View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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