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Object Number 29-128-121
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Russian
Provenience Mediterranean
Manufacture Location Russia
Creator Imperial Ekaterinburg Stone Cutting Factory (uncertain)
Period Post Classical
Date Made 1800-1899
Section Mediterranean
Materials Onyx
Technique Cameo
Iconography Nude Woman | Venus?

Sommerville: Onyx. An oriental female. A full length nude figure. Notice the natural flesh color of the stratum in which the figurine is cut. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case G.

Vermeule: Cameo. Sardonyx. [unmounted] Aphrodite standing to right, leaning against a draped colum. She's seen from the back. 16th century - very much in the style of the followers of Michelangelo.

Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 121 - Sommerville Gem Number

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