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Gem

Object Number:29-128-389
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Bacchante
Maenad
Height: 1.2 cm
Width: 1.6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:389 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Onyx. A Bacchante. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case W.

Vermeule: Sardonyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Draped bust of a Maenad to left. She is wearing vine leaves in her hair. The type is an ideal one which was much copied in the Renaissance and later periods. Graeco-Roman.

Bibliography:

[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. 691, no. 389View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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