University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-224-730
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Italy
Maker: Giovanni Antonio Santarelli
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1759-1826
Early Date: 1758
Late Date: 1826
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Aphrodite
Jug
Height: 2.3 cm
Width: 1.6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2299? - Sommerville Gem Number
444 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Intaglio. Carnelian. Venus (Aphrodite) kneeling next to a vessel and placing a garmet over her head. Perfume flask appears beside her. Signature on edge SANTARELLI (Giovanni Antonio Santarelli).


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Year of Color: Stone and Marble from Antiquity to the Present (19 Aug 2014 - Aug 2015) 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. 208, fig. 82, pl. 144, 147View 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. 444View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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