University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-787
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Julia
Pseudo-Sappho
Height: 2.1 cm
Width: 1.6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:787 - Sommerville Gem Number
541 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Onyx. Julia, daughter of Augustus (not by Livia), wife of Marcus Agrippa, grand admiral. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case VV. Vermeule: Onyx. Cameo. (Unmounted) Bust of a female to right, hair and drapery recalling the 5th century B.C. Sommerville suggests "Julia" the daughter of Augustus, but the pseudo-Sappho type seems to provide the inspiration.


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. 541View 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. 717, no. 787View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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