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Object Number 29-128-703
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Post Classical
Date Made 1700-1799
Section Mediterranean
Materials Sardonyx
Technique Cameo
Iconography Geta Septimius

Sommerville: Sardonyx. Geta, brother of Caracalla, twenty-fourth Emperor of Rome. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case QQ.

Vermeule: Sardonyx. Cameo. (Unmounted) Bust of a youth of Roman type facing to left. "Geta." 18th century, the popularity of these identifications no doubt stem from the tragic life and early death of Geta as recorded by the later Roman historians.

Length 1.5 cm
Width 1.9 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 703 - Sommerville Gem Number

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