University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1992
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sard
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Goddess
Amazon
Virtus?
Men
Horse
Height: 3.4 cm
Width: 2.6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1992 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Sard. Intaglio. (Modern Gold pendant setting, no loop; ornamental). A scene based on Roman historical sarcophagus type relief. An Amazon type goddess, perhaps Virtus stands in the midst of four men, three of whom are in warrior costume and one of whom leads a horse to right. Neo-Classic, in the decorative tradition of Canova and Thorwaldsen.


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. 244, fig. 152, 254, 258View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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