University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2328
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1400-1499
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1499
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Onyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Centaur
Maenad
Height: 0.6 cm
Width: 0.8 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2328 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern gilt ring setting) A centaur walking to right, carrying a maenad on his back. He holds flutes in his extended hands. The design is copied from Roman sarcophagi of the late II or III A.D., such as the example in the Compo Santo at Pisa.


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