University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1975
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
18th century
19th century
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Tears of Achilles
Achilles
Patroclus
Height: 2.9 cm
Width: 2.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1975 - Sommerville Gem Number
476 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Banded Agate. Intaglio. (Ring Setting). Neo-classical copy of celebrated cameo known as "Tears of Achilles" now in the E.P. Warren collection in Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Achilles mourns Patroclus.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition
Year of Color: Stone and Marble from Antiquity to the Present (19 Aug 2014 - Aug 2015) View Objects in Exhibition

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. 176, fig. 20, pl. 57, 61View 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. 476View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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