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Gem

Ring

Object Number:29-128-913
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Gold
Sardonyx
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Ptolemy Philadelphus
Arsinoe
Bearded Man
Woman
Height: 1.7 cm
Width: 1.4 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:913 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Sard. Ptolemaeus Philadelphus and Arsinoe, his wife. She was also his sister, B.C. 279. A Greek intaglio. Gold Rings - Intaglios, Case FFF.

Vermeule: Sard. Intaglio. (Modern Gold Ring Setting) Jugate heads of a bearded man and a woman wearing a diadem facing to right. The heads copy Greek types of the Hellenistic period. Sommerville termed them Ptolomy Philadelphus and Arsione, but they do not resemble the 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. 234, fig. 138, pl. 234, 237View 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. 726, no. 913, pl. 73View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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