University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-41
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Renaissance
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Green Jasper
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Cleopatra VII
Asp
Length: 3.5 cm
Width: 2.8 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:41 - Sommerville Gem Number
399 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Green Jasper. Cleopatra on a Cuneiform Stone. This stone has been used by an Oriental worker in gold ornamenst as a burnisher, as can be seen by examining closely the edges. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case C. Vermeule: Green Jasper. Cuniform stone with Cameo. Bust of Cleopatra with the asp, facing right. Sommerville suggests that the stone was used as a burnisher by a worker in gold ornaments.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 399View 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: pp. 668-669, no. 41View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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