University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-575
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Christian
Byzantine
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Byzantine
Date Made: 900-999
Early Date: 900
Late Date: 999
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Green Jasper
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Christ Pantocrator
Inscription
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:575 - Sommerville Gem Number
319 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Oriental Jasper. Christ. Byzantine, with inscription, sixth century A.D. Byzantine, Case II. Vermeule: Green jasper. Cameo. Rounded with bust of Christ Pantocrator, inscription IC XC. 11th century. Byzantine/Christian.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Byzantine Studies Conference Mini-Exhibition (08 Oct 2010 - 10 Oct 2010) View Objects in Exhibition
Year of Color: Stone and Marble from Antiquity to the Present (19 Aug 2014 - Aug 2015) View Objects in Exhibition
Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Hughes, Heather. 2010. "A Hidden Gem at the Penn Museum". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 52. no. 2. pg. 5 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 5View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Popovich, Ljubica. 1962. "A Byzantine Cameo". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 4. no. 3. pg. 28-33 Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 319View 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. 705, no. 575, pl. 51View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1901. Engraved Gems.. Philadelphia. D. Biddle. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 70View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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