University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-132
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Islamic
Provenience: France
Paris (France)
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Alabaster
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Persian Shah
Height: 14 cm
Width: 10 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:132 - Sommerville Gem Number
347 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Alabaster. A Perisan Shah. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case I. Vermeule: Alabaster plaque, Octagona in shapel. Persian bearded shah kneeling on elaborate cushioned carpet and holding a sword on his lap, holding yataghan on knee, small dagger at waist.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 347View 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. 675, no. 132, pl. 9View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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