University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-799
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1700-1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Sardonyx
Technique:Cameo
Cameo
Iconography:Woman
Semiramis
Woman
Semiramis
Height: 4 cm
Width: 3.1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:799 - Sommerville Gem Number
562 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
799 - Sommerville Gem Number
562 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

(Unmounted) Bust of a woman left, identified by Sommerville as "Semiramis, the daughter of the goddess of Derceto of Ascalon in Syria." The features recall Hellenistic versions of the Greek ideal type of the 5th cent. B.C. Neo-Classic


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. 562View 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. 718, no. 799View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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