University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-156
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Hebe
Heracles
Lion Skin
Length: 2.8 cm
Width: 2.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:156 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Onyx. Hebe pouring out the ambrosial draught to Hercules. Vermeule: Onyx. Cameo. (Unmounted) Hebe advancing to right, pouring a libation for Herakles who is seated to left on his lionskin. Neo-Classic, copying models of the school of Canova.


Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 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. 228, fig. 123, pl. 210View 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. 678, no. 156, pl. 10View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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