University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-180
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Renaissance
Date Made: 1400-1499
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1499
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Camel?
Length: 1.8 cm
Width: 1.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:180 - Sommerville Gem Number
383 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Chalcedony-onyx. Two camels (cinque-cento). Greek and Roman Cameos, Case K.

Vermeule: Chalcedony-Onyx. Cameo. Two camel-like creatures standing to right. Stone carved by someone who had never seen a camel but perhaps had seen early engravings.


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. 383View 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. 679, no. 180, pl. 8View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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