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Gem

Object Number:29-128-242
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1700-1799
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Moor
Meleager
Height: 6.7 cm
Width: 5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:242 - Sommerville Number

Description

Sommerville: Oriental Chalcedony, tinged with Sapphire hue. Meleager, wild-boar hunting in the wilds of Calydon. Interesting antique cameo. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case O.

Vermeule: Meleager hunting the wild boar in the wilds of Cayldon. "Interesting antique cameo" says Sommerville. Design copied either from an ancient sarcophagus relief or from a 16th century or later marble copying one of these ancient panels. 1700-1799 Post Classical.

Bibliography:

[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. 229, fig. 127, pl. 216View 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. 683, no. 242, pl. 14View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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