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Object Number:29-128-42
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Woman
Dacia?
Length: 1.9 cm
Width: 1.6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:42 - Sommerville Gem Number
185 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Chalcedony. A figure representing a Conquered City; also people in Bondage. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case C. Vermeule: Chalcedony. Cameo. (Unmounted, broken and repaired). A female seated to the left, in the dejected attitude used by the Romans to personify conquered cities and provinces. The figure recalls the well-known marble relief of the conquered Dacia (Romania) in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, Rome. Graeco-Roman.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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. 185View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 669, no. 42View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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