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
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Silver
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Saturn?
Crab
Corn
Height: 2.99 cm
Width: 2.43 cm
Depth: 0.23 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2142 - Sommerville Gem Number
379 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Chalcedony. Intaglio. (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

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