University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2423
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1700-1899
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Height: 1.8 cm
Width: 1.6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2423 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Sardonyx. Cameo. (Modern gold ring setting) Laureate head of a bearded man to right. Features have no close parallel in antiquity, but are probably intended for a poet such as homer (though not of the blind type). 18th or 19th century.


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