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Object Number 29-128-431
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Neoclassical
Date Made 1700-1850
Section Mediterranean
Materials Onyx
Technique Cameo
Iconography Pan

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.

Height 2.3 cm
Width 1.9 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 431 - Sommerville Gem Number

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