University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-732
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1800-1850
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1800-1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Philosopher
Demosthenes?
Height: 1.8 cm
Width: 1.1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:732 - Sommerville Gem Number
556 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Pale sard. (Unmounted) Draped bust of a Hellenistic type philosopher portrait facing. Sommerville identifies the person as Aristides but the features seem to be inspired after Demosthenes portraits. Italian work of the 18th century.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 556View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 714, no. 732View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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