University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-191
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1700-1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Athena
Minerva
Helmet
Length: 2.8 cm
Width: 2.1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:191 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Pale-Onyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Bust of Athena to left, wearing wreathed crested helmet; her tresses fall over her shoulders from beneath the helmet. 18th or 19th century.


Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art. Maxwell Sommerville. pg. 783 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 680, no. 191View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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