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: 8.7cm
Width: 5.6cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1363 - Sommerville Gem Number
364 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

(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.


Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 364View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 755, no. 1363, pl. 100View Objects cited in this Publication

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