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Object Number:
29-128-1029
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Imperial Roman Period
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Onyx
Agate
Gold
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Roman Emperor
Trebonianus Gallus
Description:
(Modern Gold ring setting) Laureate cuirassed bust identified as Roman Emperor Trebonianus Gallus, 41st. Emperor of Rome (A.D. 251-253). Purchased from relatives of Pope Gregory XVI (1831-46) who once owned this ring.
Height:
3.2cm
Width:
2.4cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1029   -   Sommerville Gem Number
291   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 284, Fig. 231, Pl. 362
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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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