University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1183
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Paste
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Satyr
Nymph
Satyr
Maenad
Length: 1.9 cm
Width: 1.4 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1183 - Sommerville Number
206 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

Sommerville: Antique paste cameo. A Satyr and Nymph. Antique Pastes, Case VVV.

Vermeule: Paste, white on sapphire. Cameo. A Maenad defending herself from a satyr. This composition was a popular one in antiquity and exists on marble reliefs, notably an example in the National Museum, Naples. Graeco-Roman.


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. 206View 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. 743, no. 1183, pl. 77View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1901. Engraved Gems.. Philadelphia. D. Biddle. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 118View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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