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
Height: 3cm
Width: 2.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2405 - Sommerville Gem Number
461 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


(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


[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 214, fig. 94, pl. 163View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 461View Objects cited in this Publication

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