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Gem

Object Number:29-128-151
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Turkey (Country)
Constantinople (uncertain)
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Homer
Inscription
Length: 5.9 cm
Width: 5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:151 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Paled Sardonyx. Homer with inscription. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case J.

Vermeule: Pale Sardonyx, Cameo. Intaglio. (Unmounted). Head of Homer facing, inscribed above in Greek letters. Scarab monogram and lyre in intaglio on reverse. Sommerville states, "I obtained this through Marselli from a Turk who during the late war found it in the Palace of Abdul Assiz, who committed suicide."

Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 677. no. 151View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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