University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-1852
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Judgement of Orestes
Height: 3cm
Width: 2.3cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1853 - Sommerville Gem Number
453 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


(Modern gold ring setting) Broken on right side to simulate an antique fragment. Athena casting her vote in Judgement of Orestes, copy of a well-known ancient cameo. Neo-Classic.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)View Objects in Exhibition


[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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 204, fig. 79, pl. 141View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 453View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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