50 BC-AD 400
Carnelian. Intaglio. Herakles seated to right., holding club on left knee or on rocks beside him., stag appears in front of him. Figure of Herakles copies an early Hellenistic statue which also appears on early IIIrd B.C. coins of Bactria.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|532 || - || Sommerville Gem Number|
|166 || - || Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)|
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 166
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History.
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