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Gem

Object Number:29-128-593
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:European
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Western Europe
Period: Medieval
Date Made: 800-899
Early Date: 800
Late Date: 899
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Agate
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Woman
Bearded Man
Height: 1.7 cm
Width: 2.4 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:593 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Agate. Rude carving, characteristic of the ninth century. A double head. Maculated Pebbles, Etc, Case JJ.

Vermeule: Agate. Cameo. (Unmounted). A double head bearded male to left and female with long hair to right, termed by Sommerville "characteristic of the IXth century." Medieval.

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. 706, no. 593, pl. 52View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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