University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-1828
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Heracles
Nemean Lion
Heracles
Cerberus
Height: 1.9cm
Width: 1.5cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1828 - Sommerville Gem Number
492 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Dark carnelian. Herakles to right, struggling with Nemean lion. Signature in Greek letters in field right.


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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 222, fig. 115, pl. 192, 196View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 492View Objects cited in this Publication

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