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Gem

Finger Ring

Object Number:
29-128-1177
Current Location:
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Imperial Roman Period
Date Made:
3rd century
Early Date:
200
Late Date:
299
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Bronze
Glass
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Cupid
Horse
Description:
Bronze rings with intaglio gems and pates in original settings. Subjects are extremely difficult to make out, but the group is typical of rings and ringstones worn by the average Roman of the imperial period. A great number of such rings have been found on excavations throughout the Western Roman Empire.
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1177   -   Sommerville Number
266   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
GL? (ancient glass project)   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
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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: 56
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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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