University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-58
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850 AD
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Length: 4.3 cm
Width: 3.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:58 - Sommerville Gem Number
496 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


Sommerville: Onyx. Hercules. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case D. Vermeule: Onyx. Cameo (unmounted) Bust of the bearded Herakles wearing lion's skin. Composition inspired by a Roman marble bust of Herakles of colossal size in the British Museum. A Neo-Classic copy is on the roof of Sir John Soane's Museum in London.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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


[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. 496View 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. 670, no. 58View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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