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Gem

Object Number:29-128-668
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Italy
Campania
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Tufa
Iconography:Cupid
Height: 2 cm
Width: 2.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:668 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Calc Tufa. Cupid. Antique fragment dug up in the Campagna (From Depoletti's Collection, Rome). Greek and Roman Cameos, Case OO.

Vermeule: Burnt Sard? Cameo. (Unmounted). Broken on top and both sides - shape of small plaque. Draped bust of Eros to left. The features are in excellent late Hellenistic style. sommerville states "... dug up in Campania. From Depoletti's collection, Rome."

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. 711, no. 668View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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