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Object Number: 29-128-721
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1700-1799
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Metal
Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Cupid
Eros
Garland
Height: 1.5cm
Width: 2.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number721 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern silvered pin setting) Cupid (Eros) decorating a shaft with garlands. 18th century, broken to simulate an ancient cameo.


Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 714, no. 721View Objects cited in this Publication

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