University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1094
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1400-1599
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1400-1599
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Eros
Cupid
Altar
Bowl
Height: 1 cm
Width: 0.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1094 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern gilt ring setting) Eros walking to right, carrying an offering in a large bowl to a flaming altar at right. Another bowl on ground in center.


Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art. Maxwell Sommerville. pg. 783 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 739, no. 1094View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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