University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-2300
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Florence (uncertain)
Naples (uncertain)
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1782-1838
Early Date: 1782
Late Date: 1838
Height: 4.4cm
Width: 2.9cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2300 - Sommerville Gem Number
449 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


Bust of Athena right, wearing elaborate crested helmet, a necklace and the aegis. cf 2494 for similar composition. (Florence or Naples). Signature on the edge, IA. ST (Jacob Steinschneider)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Year of Color: Stone and Marble from Antiquity to the Present (19 Aug 2014 - Aug 2015)View Objects in Exhibition
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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 204, fig. 74, pl. 133, 136View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 449View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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