University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2191
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Emperor?
Diadem
Lion Skin
Caracalla?
Height: 2.3 cm
Length: 0 cm
Width: 1.7 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2191 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Sardonyx. Cameo. (Modern gold ring setting) Diademed bust to right of a bearded ruler; he appears to wear lion's skin about his neck. Features suggest those of Caracalla (A.D. 198-217) as seen on Roman medallions such as the gold examples from the Aboukir find. Italian work of 18th or earlier 19th century.


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. 222, fig. 112, pl. 188View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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