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Gem

Object Number:29-128-783
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1800-1880
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1880
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Calcite
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Mask
Macedonian Shield
Height: 2.6 cm
Width: 3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:783 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Red Calcite. A mask. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case VV.

Vermeule: Red calcite. Cameo. (Unmounted) A theatrical mask facing, horns in the hair suggest Pan is intended. The design of the back-ground is in the form of a Macedonian type shield. Four holes for fastening at the four corners of the back. 19th century.

Bibliography:

[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. 717, no. 783View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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