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Box Lid (uncertain)

Object Number:29-128-2535
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1800-1850
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1850
Height: 3.3 cm
Width: 2.4 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2535 - Sommerville Gem Number


Vermeule: Sardonyx. Cameo. (Modern gold setting, box?) Bust of Maenad to left, grapes and vines in her hair, skillfully represented in the alternating light and dark colors of the stone.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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


[Book] Berges, Dietrich K. 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. 194, fig. 56, pl. 109View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 521View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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