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Gem

Ring

Object Number:29-128-978
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Maker: L. Ghissali (uncertain)
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Gold
Topaz
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Augustus
Signature
Claudius
Signature
Height: 1.5 cm
Width: 1.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:978 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: White Topaz. Augustus, first Emperor of Rome. A Roman cameo signed in Greek. Gold and Silver Rings - Cameos, Case JJJ.

Vermeule: White topaz. Cameo. (Modern gold ring setting). (rock crystal). Laureate, head of an Emperor facing slightly to right, signed in Greek letters L. GHISSALI. The features seem to be copied from the head of Claudius in the Ara Pietatis Augustac relief walled-up in the garden facade of the Villa Medici

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. 274, fig. 211, pl. 337View 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. 733, no. 978View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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