University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-93
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850 AD
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Egyptian Jasper
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Caracalla
Height: 8.2 cm
Width: 7.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:93 - Sommerville Gem Number
614 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Egyptian Jasper, Caracalla, 24th Emperor of Rome. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case F. Vermeule: Mediterranean. 1700-1850 AD Neoclassical. Egyptian Jasper. Cameo. Bust of emperor Caracalla (AD 198-217) is represented in military costume. Cameo taken from portriats of emperor later in his reign such as well-known bust in Naples.


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. 282, fig. 228, pl. 359View 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. 614View 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. 672, no. 93, pl. 6View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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