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Object Number:29-128-2553
Current Location: Memory Keepers: Why Objects Matter
Currently On Display
Provenience: Mediterranean
Maker: Cerbara
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1800-1850
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Silver
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Sappho?
Signature
Height: 2.7 cm
Width: 1.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2553 - Sommerville Gem Number
538 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Sardonyx. Cameo. (Modern silvered ring setting) Draped bust of an ideal 5th century B.C. type right, perhaps intended for Sappho. The signature CERBARA appears in the field at the left. Early XIXth century.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Memory Keepers: Why Objects Matter (28 Mar 2019 - Mar 2020) View Objects in Exhibition
Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich K. 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. 248, fig. 160, pl. 271View 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. 538View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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