University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-157
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Tears of Achilles
Length: 5.4 cm
Width: 3.4 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:157 - Sommerville Gem Number
475 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Chalcedony-Onyx - The Grief of Achilles at the Death of his fiend Patroclus. A Greek Cameo. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case J. Vermeule: Chalcedony-Onyx. Cameo. (Modern Gold pendant setting). Neo-Classic. "Tears of Achilles" copy of a fragmentary cameo of long Neo-Classic pedigree now in Museum of Fine Arts Boston.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA.. Rahden. Verlag Marie Leidorf GMbH. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 176, fig. 19, pl. 60View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 475View 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. 678, no. 157, pl. 11View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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