University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-96
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Length: 2.5 cm
Width: 1.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:96 - Sommerville Gem Number
558 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


Sommerville: Agate. Hannibal, the Carthaginian Geners. The shield is ornamented with a horse, the symbol of Carthage. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case F.

Vermeule: Agate. Cameo. Bust termed that of Hannibal, the Carthaginian General. Comic copy of a famous gem once in the Marlboroughs collections?

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 558View 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. 673, no. 96View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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