University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1024
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Renaissance
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Warrior
Shield
Gorgon
Height: 3 cm
Width: 2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1024 - Sommerville Gem Number
405 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Ceragate Onyx. A Warrior, with Medusa on his shield. Beautiful color. Gold and Silver Rings - Cameos, Case MMM. Vermeule: Ceragate Onyx. Cameo. (Modern gilt ring setting) Bust of older, balding warrior facing right. Shield with Gorgon's head on right shoulder. Features copied from a Hellenistic or Roman Imperial portrait bust.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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. 405View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 735, no. 1024View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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