University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-212
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1700-1879
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1879
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Jove Serapis
Length: 2cm
Width: 2.7cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number212 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Onyx. Cameo. Draped bust of Serapis facing. Sommerville terms the Cameo ancient, but it is 18th or 19th century designed to suggest the antique.


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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 184, fig. 34, pl. 80View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 681, no. 212View Objects cited in this Publication

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