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
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Athena
Minerva
Height: 4.4 cm
Width: 2.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2300 - Sommerville Gem Number
449 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Carnelian. Intaglio. 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

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. 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.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 449View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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