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Object Number 29-128-2103
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Mediterranean
Creator Hyllos
Period Neoclassical
Date Made 1700-1850
Section Mediterranean
Materials Sard
Technique Intaglio
Iconography Philosopher | Signature

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

Height 1.5 cm
Width 1.8 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 2103 - Sommerville Gem Number

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