University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1363
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Renaissance
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Metal
Sardonyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Pluto
Persephone
Abduction of Persephone
Hermes
Quadriga
Height: 8.7 cm
Width: 5.6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1363 - Sommerville Gem Number
364 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Sard. The rape of Proserpine by Pluto. Miscellaneous Cameos, Case OOOO.

Vermeule: Sard. Cameo. (In oval gilt pendant setting) The abduction of (Persephone) by Pluto, Hermes leads the quadriga. The composition is an abbreviation of that found on Roman sarcophagi of the 2nd century A.D. Renaissance.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[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. 364View 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. 755, no. 1363, pl. 100View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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