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Object Number 29-128-2405
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Neoclassical
Date Made 1700-1850
Section Mediterranean
Materials Carnelian | Sardonyx
Technique Cameo
Iconography Centaur | Eros

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.

Height 3 cm
Width 2.1 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 2405 - Sommerville Gem Number

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