University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-284
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850 AD
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Onyx
Technique:Intaglio
Cameo
Iconography:Empress
Virgin Mary
Length: 3.1 cm
Width: 2.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:284 - Sommerville Number
441 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Chalcedony-onyx, double gem. Obverse: an Empress, in relief. Reverse: Virgin and child. Intaglio. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case Q. Vermeule: Chalcedony-onyx; double gem. Intaglio & Cameo. A Neo-classic in imitation of the Byzantine style. Obverse: facing bust of an empress in high relief. Reverse: the Virgin and Child in intaglic.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[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. 441View 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. 685, no. 284, pl. 59View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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