University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1861
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Italy
Manufacture Location: Italy
Maker: Santarelli
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1759-1823
Early Date: 1759
Late Date: 1823
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Heracles
Lion Skin
Signature
Height: 1.4 cm
Width: 2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1861 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Sardonyx. Cameo. (Modern gold ring setting) Bust of the youthful Herakles facing to right. He wears the lionskin. The features are of the Neo-Classic ideal type. Signed "Santarelli."


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. 224, fig. 117, pl. 201View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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