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Object Number: 29-128-1056
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Aesclepius
Height: 1.1cm
Width: 1.7cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1056 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern gold ring setting) Draped bust of a young man with very curly hair to right. Sommerville identifies subject as Aesculapius, but the design does not follow classical iconography. Neo-Classic.


Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 736, no. 1056View Objects cited in this Publication

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