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Object Number: 29-128-2557
Current Location: Classical World Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Maker: Luigi Pichler
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1800-1899
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Maenad
Height: 3.7cm
Width: 4.7cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2557 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern gilt pin setting) Bust of a Maenad to right. She wears an elaborate vine wreath in her hair with grapes and a ram's head on her right shoulder.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Worlds Intertwined: Classical World Introduction (14 Mar 2003)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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 194, fig. 55, pl. 108View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference

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