University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1968
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1800-1899
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Silver
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Omphale
Lion Skin
Club
Height: 1.7 cm
Width: 1.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1968 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Carnelian. Intaglio. (Modern Silver Ring Setting) Bust of Omphale facing to right. She is clad in lionskin of Herakles and carries his club over her shoulder. 19th century.


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.. Rahden. Verlag Marie Leidorf GMbH. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 224, fig. 116, pl. 193, 197View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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