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Gem

Ring

Object Number:29-128-1107
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1750-1880
Early Date: 1750
Late Date: 1880
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Marcus Agrippa
Height: 3.2 cm
Width: 2.1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1107 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Sardonyx. Marcus Agrippa, general under Augustus and grand admiral. Gold Rings - Cameos, Case RRR.

Vermeule: Mottled agate. Cameo. (Modern gold ring (reset) Mount) Male head to left. The features are based on a Julio Claudian coin portrait, probably Agrippa (died 12 B.C. the son-in-law of Augustus). Later 18th or more likely 19th century.

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich K. 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.. Rahden. Verlag Marie Leidorf GMbH. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 272, fig. 208, pl. 334View 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. 739, no. 1107View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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