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Object Number 29-128-2222
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Neoclassical
Date Made 1700-1850
Section Mediterranean
Materials Chalcedony | Sardonyx
Technique Cameo
Iconography Alexander the Great

Vermeule: Chalcedony-Sardonyx. Cameo. Filleted or diademed bust of Alexander the Great to right. The portrait is copied from sculptures of the Hellenistic and Roman periods which show the more dramatic emotional portrayal if the young conquerer. The cameo recalls, among ancient portraits, the over-lifesize marble head of Alexander in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Height 2.5 cm
Width 1.9 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 2222 - Sommerville Gem Number

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