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Object Number:29-128-1350
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850 AD
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Alabaster
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Parthians
Prisoners
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1351 - Sommerville Gem Number
648 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Oriental alabaster. A Group of Jewish Prisoners. Their arms are pinioned. (From the Zanetti collection). Cameos, Case MMMM.

Vermeule: Oriental alabaster. Cameo. Group of Parthian prisoners after one of the bases of the Arch of Septimius Severus in the Roman Forum.


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.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 648View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 753, no. 1350, pl. 95View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1901. Engraved Gems.. Philadelphia. D. Biddle. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 110View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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