University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1855
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1700-1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Silver
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Alexander the Great
Zeus-Ammon
Height: 1.2 cm
Width: 1.4 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1855 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern silver ring setting) Head of Alexander the Great with the horn of Zeus Ammon. The design is copied directly from the coins of Lysimachus.


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.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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