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Gem

Object Number:29-128-685
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Renaissance
Date Made: 1500-1599
Early Date: 1500
Late Date: 1599
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Persephone
Height: 1.6 cm
Width: 2.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:685 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Onyx. Proserpine, daughter of Ceres. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case PP.

Vermeule: Onyx. Cameo. (Gilt Mounting). Laureate draped bust of a woman of Italian Renaissance ideal type facing to left. "Persephone." 16th century.

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