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Gem

Object Number:29-128-780
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Russian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Aetai
Russia
Maker: After Feodor Tolstoi
Imperial Kolyvan Stone Cutting Factory
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: ca. 1825
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Siberian Jasper
Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Warrior
Helmet
Shield
Spear
Tsar Alexander I
Rodomysle
Height: 5.6 cm
Width: 3.7 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:780 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Agate-Onyx. A warrior with Shield and Lance. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case VV.

Vermeule: Agate-Onyx. Cameo. (Unmounted) Bust of Czar Alexander I of Russia facing left in ancient style armor. Wears an elaborate plumed helmet and a breast plate, carries a shield and spear. Probably late 18th or 19th century, and features are those of a person of those periods.

Kagan: Tsar Alexander I as Rodomyste Aetai, Russia C. 1825. Imperial Kolyvanfact; unfinished piece - roughly around Alexander's death(?)

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. 296, fig. 252, pl. 392View 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. 780View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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