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Gem

Object Number:29-128-693
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1600-1699
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 1699
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Man
Woman
Julia Pia
Geta Septimius
Emperor
Empress
Marcus Aurelius
Helena
Height: 2.3 cm
Width: 1.8 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:693 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Chalcedony-Onyx. Julia Pia and her son Geta. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case PP.

Vermeule: Chalcedony. Cameo. (Unmounted). Jugate busts to right; of a man and woman. man resembles young Marcus Aurelius, the wom the Empress Helena as seen on a unique bronze medallion in British Museum. Italian 17th Century work.

Bibliography:

[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. 712, no. 693, pl. 65View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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