University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-113
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Italy
Tibur River
Manufacture Location: Western Europe
Period: Medieval
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Alabaster
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Laureate Head
Length: 4.4 cm
Width: 2.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:113 - Sommerville Gem Number
339 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: alabaster. A Cameo. Too worn for recognition. found in the Tiber. Once the property of Marshal Blucher, as evidenced by the certificate held by the collector. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case G. Vermeule: Alabaster. Cameo (Unmounted). Laureate draped bust of a ruler of the Middle Ages. Perhaps of the Hoheustaufeu, facing left. Said to have been the property of Marshall Blucher. [Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher]


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. 339View 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. 673, no. 113View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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