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Object Number 29-128-432
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Post Classical
Date Made 1700-1880
Section Mediterranean
Materials Amethyst
Technique Cameo
Iconography Augustus | Virgil? | Menander?

Sommerville: Pale Amethyst. Young Augustus. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case Y.

Vermeule: Pale Amethyst. Cameo. (Unmounted). Bust of a young man facing slightly to left., the whole beautifully carved in high relief. Sommerville identifies subject "Young Augustus" but the features are clearly copied form a bust of the so-called Menande-Vergil type. 18th or 19th century. Of very good workmanship.

Height 1 cm
Width 1.4 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 432 - Sommerville Gem Number

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