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Gem

Pendant

Object Number:29-128-126
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Onyx
Metal
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Urania
Orb
Length: 2.5 cm
Width: 2.1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:126 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Chalcedony-onyx. Urania, one of the Nine Muses - Astronomy. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case H.

Vermeule: Chalcedony. Cameo (modern gilt pendant mount with loop). Muse Urania seated to right on a rock-work throne. She contemplates a large orb held on her left knee. The body type and drapery copy Hellenistic Muse statues such as the groups in the Vatican and Madrid.

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. 200, fig. 67, pl. 126View 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. 674, no. 126, pl. 8View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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