University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-127
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Agate
Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Capitoline Triad
Jupiter
Juno
Peacock
Minerva
Inscription
Length: 9.5 cm
Width: 7.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:127 - Sommerville Gem Number
469 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Agate-Onyx. Jupiter, Juno with her peacock and Minerva. Grand antique cameo. Greek Inscription: "Of the Sweeter Deities". (see text for transcription of text and discussion of iconography). Greek and Roman Cameos, Case H. Vermeule: Cameo (large with leaf border) Capitoline Triad enthroned; Jupiter flanked by Minerva and Juno: Greek inscription below.


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. 469View 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: pp. 674-675, no. 127, pl. 8View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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