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Gem

Object Number:29-128-7
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Christian
Merovignian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Middle Ages
Date Made: 300-800 AD
Early Date: 300
Late Date: 800
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Isaac
Abraham
Length: 3 cm
Width: 2.4 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:7 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Yellow Marble. The Sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham. 4th century AD; gold mounting is Merovingian 6th-7th century BC. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case A.

Vermeule: Yellow marble Cameo (Gold Pendant - Broken) The sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham: deeply cut. Early Christian probably 4th century A.D. Sommerville terms the golden mount Merovingian. See Sommerville catalogue. Setting said to be Merovingian of the VI or VII century stone. Sommerville gives a full history of the stone and comments by various savants when he exhibited it in Paris and Rome in 1881.

Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 663-664, no. 7, pl. 3View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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