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Gem

Object Number:29-128-62
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Quartz
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Woman
Agrippina?
Length: 3.3 cm
Width: 2.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:62 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Quartz. a curious pebble with fine cameo portrait of Agrippina, 4th wife of Claudius. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case D.

Vermeule: Quartz. Cameo. An irregular pebble which has been carved with a draped portrait bust of a woman of the early imperial period, facing left. Sommerville suggets Agrippina, the wife of Claudius, and mother of Nero, a possible identification considering her coin portraits.

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.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 284View 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. 670, no. 62View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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