University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-968
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Western Europe
Period: Early Middle Ages
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Gold
Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Horatius
Bridge
Height: 1.6 cm
Width: 1.4 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:968 - Sommerville Gem Number
343 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Onyx. Horatius defending the bridge. Gold Rings - Cameos, Case III. Vermeule: Onyx. Cameo. (Modern gold ring setting) Scene identified as Horatius defending the bridge. Workmanship appears to be of late Antiquity or some classical revival in the earlier Middle Ages.


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. 343View 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. 732, no. 968View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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