University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-956
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:European
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Renaissance
Date Made: 1500-1599 AD
Early Date: 1500
Late Date: 1599
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Gold
Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Ariosto
Zeus-Serapis
Height: 2.6 cm
Width: 2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:956 - Sommerville Gem Number
419 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Onyx. Ariosto, the Italian poet. Gold Rings - Cameos, Case III. Vermeule: Onyx. Cameo. (Modern gilt ring setting) Laureate, draped bust to right, termed Ariosto the Italian poet (1474-1533).


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[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. 419View 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. 732, no. 956View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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