University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1940
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Maenad
Satyr
Priapus
Height: 1.8 cm
Width: 1.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1940 - Sommerville Gem Number
515 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Chalcedony. Intaglio. (Chipped on corner to imitate an antique gem) Maenad holding thyrsus seen from back, in ecstasy before a terminal figure of Priapus, a Satyr blowing flutes crouches at right. Principal figures are paralleled by well-known statue group in the Tuileries Gardens in Paris which in turn are based on an ancient relief in the Louvre.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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