University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2159
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Renaissance
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Maenad
Cup
Thyrsus
Height: 3.9 cm
Width: 3.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2159 - Sommerville Gem Number
372 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Carnelian. Cameo. (Set in gilt as pin) Half figure of Bacchaute facing, holding cup in left hand. Bacchic staff or thyrsus in right.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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.. Rahden. Verlag Marie Leidorf GMbH. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 194, fig. 53, pl. 106View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 372View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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