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Gem

Ring

Object Number:29-128-2431
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1600-1699
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 1699
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Heracles
Club
Lion Skin
Height: 1.4 cm
Width: 1.8 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2431 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Sardonyx. Cameo. (Elaborate gilt ring setting) Bust of the youthful Herakles facing to left, the club appears over his right shoulder and he wears a very Baroque version of the lionskin. 17th century.

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