University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-843
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Rock Crystal
Metal
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Saint Carlo Borromeo
Height: 5.6 cm
Width: 4.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:843 - Sommerville Gem Number
622 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Rock Crystal. Portrait of Carlo Borromeo, cut about the close of the fifteenth century, and pure gold mounting is also known to be of 1495 - about the time Columbus discovered America. Interesting specimen of work of that epoch. Intaglios and Their Imprints, Case AAA. Vermeule: Rock crystal. Intaglio. (Gilt pendant setting and impression) Portrait of Carlo Borromeo (1538-1584). Sommerville says the gem was cut about the close of the fifteenth century and that the pure gold mounting is also known to be of 1495. Neo-Classic


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. 622View 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. 720, no. 843, pl. 66View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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