University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-891
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian (uncertain)
Sard (uncertain)
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Pomona
Height: 1.6cm
Width: 2.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number891 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Unmounted) Sommerville identifies the subject as "Pomona" dropping fruit. The design is based on Roman Imperial numismatic representations of Pax and similar divinities or personifications. Neo-classic.


Bibliography:

[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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 724, no. 891, pl. 71View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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