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Gem

Object Number:29-128-105
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Youth
Caracalla
Length: 2.1 cm
Width: 1.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:105 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Onyx. Caracalla. 24th Emperor of Rome. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case F.

Vermeule: Onyx. Cameo (unmounted) Bust of a youth to right., identified by Sommerville as Caracalla. The features suggest later coin portraits. Neo-Classic

Bibliography:

[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. 284, fig. 229, pl. 230View 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. 673, no. 105View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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