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Object Number: 29-128-1177
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
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
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1177 - Sommerville Number
266 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
GL? (ancient glass project) - Other Number

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition

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: p. 56, no. 272; taf. 49View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 266View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 743, no. 1177View Objects cited in this Publication

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