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Gem

Object Number:29-128-647
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China (uncertain)
Section:Asian
Materials:Agalmatolite
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Figure
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:647 - Sommerville Gem Number
1598 - Sommerville Gem Number
ED549 - Museum Education Number

Description

Agalmatolite. A Chinese figure. (Sommerville 1889) Chinese, Case MM.

A redish brown marbling soapstone, intricate carving of a man seating under a tree (per Education Catalogue Card)

Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 709, no. 647View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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