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Gem

Object Number:29-128-121
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Russian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Russia
Maker: Imperial Ekaterinburg Stone Cutting Factory (uncertain)
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1800-1899
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Nude Woman
Venus?
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:121 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

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.

Bibliography:

[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. 674, no. 121, pl. 7View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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