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Gem

Object Number:29-128-580
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Byzantine
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Western Europe (uncertain)
Venice
Italy
Period: Medieval
Date Made: 1200-1299
Early Date: 1200
Late Date: 1299
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Paste
Enamel
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Virgin Mary
Child
Inscription
Height: 2.8 cm
Width: 2.4 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:580 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Antique red enamel. Interesting Byzantine cameo. The Virgin Mary and Infant Jesus, with inscription in raised letters, sixth century A.D. Byzantine, Case II.

Vermeule: Antique red enamel, Paste? Cameo. (Unmounted). Virgin and child. Inscription in latin letters left and right. Medieval, probably Western European.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Byzantine Studies Conference Mini-Exhibition (08 Oct 2010 - 10 Oct 2010) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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. 706, no. 580, pl. 51View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1901. Engraved Gems.. Philadelphia. D. Biddle. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 70View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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