University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-625
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Period: Renaissance
Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Queen Artemisia
Cup
Hebe
Cup
Height: 0.6 cm
Width: 1.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:625 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Sardonyx. Artemisia, with a vase containing the ashes of her husband's body; she is about to drink them. Maculated Pebbles, Etc, Case KK. Vermeule: Sardonyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Hebe walking to left, carrying the cup of Gods. Neo-Classic., in very good imitation of the antique style.


Bibliography:

[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. 708, no. 625View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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