University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-84
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Length: 2.5 cm
Width: 1.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:84 - Sommerville Gem Number
602 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


Sommerville: Onyx. Nerva, 12th emperor of Rome, A.D. 96-98. Fine cameo. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case E. Vermeule: Onyx. Cameo (unmounted) Bust of the Emperor Nerva to right. The identification as the features of the 12th Emperor (A.D. 96-98) was made by Sommerville.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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


[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. 602View 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: pp. 671-672, no. 84View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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