University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2095
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Maker: Luigi Pichler
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850 AD
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1700-1850 AD
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Galatea
Sea Monster
Signature
Height: 3.2 cm
Width: 2.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2095 - Sommerville Gem Number
484 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Galatea riding on sea monster. Composition inspired by a painting in Doria Gallery in Rome. Signed in Greek letters by L. Pichler.


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. 206, fig. 80, pl. 138, 142View 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. 484View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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