University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2095
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Maker: Luigi Pichler
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850 AD
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1700-1850 AD
Sea Monster
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)


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


[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.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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