University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2516
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Islamic (uncertain)
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Near East (uncertain)
Period: Renaissance
Date Made: 1500-1699 AD
Early Date: 1500
Late Date: 1699
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sard
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Royal Person
Height: 2.4 cm
Width: 1.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2516 - Sommerville Gem Number
428 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Sard. Ren. Port. Cameo. (Gilt Ring setting) In very low relief. Laureate bust of a man, probably a Royal personage facing to left; and in an elaborate wreathed oval. Worksmanship looks near-Eastern, perhaps Islamic but the features look European.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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