University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-920
Current Location: Out on loan
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1899
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Gold
Carnelian
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Zeus-Serapis
Castor
Pollux
Horses
Height: 1.6cm
Width: 1.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number920 - Sommerville Gem Number
145 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

(Modern gilt ring setting) Jupiter-Serapis enthroned frontally. Castor and Pollox with horses at each side.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 184, fig. 36, pl. 78, 82View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 145View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 726, no. 920, pl. 76View Objects cited in this Publication

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