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Gem

Object Number:29-128-2203
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Vespasian
Height: 3 cm
Width: 2.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2203 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Sardonyx. Cameo. (Unmounted) Laureate, head of the Emperor Vespasian, facing right. Style that of 17th or early 18th century; composition probably copied from a coin. 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. 278, fig. 220, pl. 348View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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