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Gem

Stickpin

Object Number:29-128-2436
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1600-1699
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 1699
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Agate
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Heracles
Lion Skin
Height: 1.5 cm
Width: 2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2436 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Agate - in four layers. Cameo. (Modern gilt stick-pin setting) Bust of the young Herakles facing to right, wearing lionskin over his head. Probably 17th century.

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