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Object Number 29-128-2191
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Italian
Provenience Mediterranean
Manufacture Location Italy
Period Post Classical
Date Made 1700-1850
Section Mediterranean
Materials Sardonyx | Gold
Technique Cameo
Iconography Emperor? | Diadem | Lion Skin | Caracalla?

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.

Height 2.3 cm
Length 0 cm
Width 1.7 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 2191 - Sommerville Gem Number

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