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Gem

Stickpin

Object Number:29-128-2253
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1800-1899
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Hebe?
Maenad?
Altar
Eagle
Bowl
Oinochoe
Height: 2.5 cm
Width: 1.6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2253 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Chalcedony (or pale sard). Cameo. (Modern gold stick-pin setting). Hebe (or a Maenad) walking to right, looking back at an altar on which an eagle is drinking from a bowl. She holds the edge of her veil with the left hand, an oenochoe with the right. Italian, XIXth century.

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich K. 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.. Rahden. Verlag Marie Leidorf GMbH. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 218, fig. 102, pl. 174View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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