University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-122
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:French (uncertain)
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: France (uncertain)
Maker: Belham
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Aspasia
Pericles
Inscription
Signature
Length: 1.9cm
Width: 1.6cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number122 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Jugate busts of Pericles and Aspasia facing to right. Signed on base Beltram fecit. The names of the subject are cut above the heads in French. Neo-Classic, probably French work.


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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 250, fig. 164, pl. 275View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 674, no. 122, pl. 7View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference

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