University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-59
Current Location: On Loan
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Renaissance
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1599
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Agate
Onyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Nymph
Satyr
Eros
Height: 8.4 cm
Width: 5.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:59 - Sommerville Gem Number
376 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Maculated Agate-Onyx. Nymph sleeping, Satyr, and Amor or Cupid. Vase and shrubbery fine examples of utilization of the maculated stone. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case D.

Vermeule: Mediterranean. Renaissance. Maculated Agate-Onyx. [broken and repaired] in rectangular gilt frame. A sleeping Nymph, a Satyr stealing up on her, and Eros at the left aiming an arrow at the Satyr. The amphora at the left and the trees in the background show excellent utilization of the striations of the stone.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition
Year of Color: Stone and Marble from Antiquity to the Present (19 Aug 2014 - Aug 2015) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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. 376View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 670, no. 59, pl. 5View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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