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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
Height: 2.3 cm
Width: 1.6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2299 uncertain - Sommerville Gem Number


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).

Vermeule: Carnelian. Aphrodite crouching to left pulling drapery over her body. Small water jug and perfume flask appears at ground to left.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Year of Color: Stone and Marble from Antiquity to the Present (19 Aug 2014 - Aug 2015) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Berges, Dietrich K. 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.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 444View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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