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
Height: 2.3cm
Width: 1.6cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2299? - Sommerville Gem Number
444 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


Aphrodite kneeling next to a vessel and placing a garmet over her head. 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


[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. 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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 444View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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