University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-743
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Date Made: 100-199 AD
Early Date: 100
Late Date: 199
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Agate
Bronze
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Medusa
Height: 1.4 cm
Width: 1.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:743 - Sommerville Gem Number
262 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Agate. Medusa, set in a bronze brooch of the second century A.D. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case SS.

Vermeule: Agate. Cameo. (In bronze brooch, probably of II century A.D.) Pendant? Head of Medusa, facing. Roman Imperial.


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. 262View 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. 715, no. 743View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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