University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2103
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Maker: Hyllos
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sard
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Philosopher
Signature
Height: 1.5 cm
Width: 1.8 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2103 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Sard. Intaglio. (Modern Silver ring setting) Bust of a philosopher facing slightly to right. The features resemble the neo-classic concept of Diogines as known from the ancient statuette in the Villa Torlonia Albani and its counterpart in the Metropolitan Museum. The Stone is signed in Greek letters HYLLOS, a famous engraver of the Julio-Claudian period. Neo-Classic


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. 252, fig. 167, pl. 276, 280View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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