University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1354
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Heracles
Height: 9.9 cm
Width: 6.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1354 - Sommerville Gem Number
490 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Sardonyx. Hercules, seated, with club, lion's skin, and vigorous young tree, also emblematic of his power. Miscellaneous Cameos, Case NNNN. Vermeule: Sardonyx. Cameo. Herakles seated on a rock.


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. 490View 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. 753, no. 1354, pl. 97View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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