University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2405
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Sardonyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Centaur
Eros
Height: 3 cm
Width: 2.1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2405 - Sommerville Gem Number
461 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Carnelian-Sardonyx. Cameo.(Modern gilt ring setting) Old Centaur hands tied behind him, tormented by an Eros on his back. Design copies a Hellenistic statuary group of which versions exist from as late as the Roman II A.D. in the Museo Capitolino in Rome, the Vatican Museum and the Louvre.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 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. 214, fig. 94, pl. 163View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 461View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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