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Gem

Ring

Object Number:29-128-1965
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Heracles
Lion Skin
Height: 1.1 cm
Width: 1.6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1965 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Carnelian. (Modern Gold Ring Setting) Terminal figure of the elderly bearded Herakles completely enveloped in his lionskin. The design copies Graeco-Roman marble sculptures of the type which were popular in ancient gymnasia. Neo-Classic.

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. 228, fig. 121, pl. 205, 208View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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