University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-684
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Renaissance
Date Made: 1500-1599
Early Date: 1500
Late Date: 1599
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Lapis Lazuli
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Otho
Height: 1.9 cm
Width: 1.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:684 - Sommerville Gem Number
413 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Lapis Lazuli. Otho, seventh Emperor of Rome, grandson of Otho Salvius, an Etrurian. Vermeule: Lapis. Cameo. Bust to right., identified as Otho, 7th Emperor of rome. Probably Italian work of the XVIth century.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 413View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 711, no. 684View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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