University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-3A
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Renaissance
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Saint Christopher
Length: 4.5cm
Width: 3.2cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number3 - Sommerville Number
354 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

29-128-3A is Sommerville's original #3.
St. Christopher carrying Christ child over the water. (Small cowled monk at left)


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 354View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 663, no. 3, pl. 2View Objects cited in this Publication

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