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Object Number:
29-128-1166
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Republican Roman Period
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Paste
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Polynices
Warrior
Description:
(Unmounted) Color originally pale Sard. A warrior seated to right, cable border or late Etruscan style. Subject termed by Sommerville "Polynices son of Oedipus and Jocasta." The design shows a fine Greek style. Roman-Republic.
Length:
1.6cm
Width:
1.3cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1166   -   Sommerville Number
87   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
GL01b (ancient glass project)   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 78. : Page/Fig./Plate: 55
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[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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