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Object Number: 29-128-798
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1700-1880
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1880
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Jasper
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Athena
Pallas
Height: 2.3cm
Width: 3.2cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number798 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Red Jasper. (Unmounted) Bust of Athena facing, head turned slightly to right. She is helmeted and a cloak appears on her right shoulder, shield on left. 18th or 19th century.


Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 718, no. 798View Objects cited in this Publication

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