University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-778
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:French
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: France
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850 AD
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Pulpa di Francia
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Apollo Belvedere
Height: 1.1 cm
Width: 1.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:778 - Sommerville Gem Number
447 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Pulpa di Francia, a stone peculiar to France. Apollo. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case VV. Vermeule: "Pulpa di Francia" Cameo. A stone peculiar to France. Bust of Apollo looking right. Composition is copied from celebrated Apollo Belvedere in Vatican Museum.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

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.. Rahden. Verlag Marie Leidorf GMbH. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 198, fig. 62, pl. 120View 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. 447View 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. 717, no. 778View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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