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Gem

Object Number:29-128-431
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Pan
Height: 2.3 cm
Width: 1.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:431 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Dark Onyx. Deo Pan: the Pandean pipes hang on a branch. Cameo of the most exquisite fineness, cut by Girometti and signed by him. Observe even the toe-nails. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case Y.

Vermeule: Dark Onyx. Cameo. Pan seated on ground left, contemplating his pipes which hang on a stump in front of him. Composition copied from a silver denarius of late Roman Republic of which only one specimen is known, now in a European private collection and formerly in the V.J.E. Ryan collection in London.

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 K. 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. 192, fig. 50, pl. 103View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 472View 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. 693, no. 431, pl. 23View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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