University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-2142
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1899 AD
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2142 - Sommerville Gem Number
379 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


(Modern silvered ring setting) Bearded rustic divinity perhaps Saturn walking to right, holding crab and ears of corn. He has elaborate oriental type wings and walks Egyptian-type cartouche in which appears a crab and pseudo-hieroglyphs XVI or XVII century? based on a gnostic type stone.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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


[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 232, fig. 135, pl. 228, 231View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 379View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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