Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2005.77
Title
Cameo Ring with Head of Philosopher (post-antique)
Classification
Jewelry
Work Type
ring
Date
1500-1900
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Italy
Culture
Italian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/48860
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Sardonyx set in gold
Technique
Carved
Dimensions
2.7 x 2.1 x 2.5 cm (1 1/16 x 13/16 x 1 in.)
Provenance
From the collection of Cornelius C. Vermeule, III.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule, III
Accession Year
2005
Object Number
2005.77
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request.
Descriptions
Description
Oval cameo carved in high relief with the draped bust of a bearded Greek philosopher to the right, mounted in gold ring. The stone bears the inscription "SANTARELLI".
Exhibition History

Objects for a Kunstkammer: Early European Collecting, 1550-1700, Harvard University Art Museums, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 12/10/2005 - 11/19/2006

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art at am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu