University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-920
Current Location: Collections Storage
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: 1.6 cm
Width: 1.1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:920 - Sommerville Gem Number
145 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Sard. Jupiter Serapis, seated on a thronel on either side Castor and Pollux. Gold Rings - Intaglios, Case FFF. Vermeule: Sard. Intaglio.(Modern gilt ring setting) Jupiter-Serapis enthroned frontally. Castor and Pollox with horses at each side. Graeco-Roman.


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.. Rahden. Verlag Marie Leidorf GMbH. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 184, fig. 36, pl. 78, 82View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 145View 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. 920, pl. 76View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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