- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
- Lump of Lava Containing a Coin
- Work Type
- 18th-19th century
- Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Sicily
Level 3, Room 3500, Special Exhibitions Gallery
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- Physical Descriptions
- Volcanic rock and bronze
- 3.5 x 7.5 x 7.2 cm (1 3/8 x 2 15/16 x 2 13/16 in.)
unspecified: 140.6 g
- Inscriptions and Marks
- inscription: obverse of coin, red paint, hand painted: 2223
- label: bottom of lava, black ink, handwritten: 2223
- Harvard University Department of the Classics, Cambridge, MA, Transferred to the Fogg Art Museum, 1977.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Department of the Classics, Harvard University
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Lump of hardened lava containing a tarnished bronze or copper coin. A man in left profile is faintly visible on the obverse.
- Publication History
Ethan Lasser, ed., The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2017), p. 127, Plate 63 (contents of cabinet); p. 128, Plate 64c.
- Exhibition History
The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/19/2017 - 12/31/2017
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