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Object Number:
29-128-1394
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Graeco-Roman Period
Post Classical
Date Made:
50 BC-AD 400
Early Date:
-50
Late Date:
400
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Glass Paste
Soapstone (uncertain)
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Poseidon
Marine Shell
Trident?
Scepter?
Description:
(Broken irregularly on all sides but part of oval ring remaining) Symbolic dominion of Poseidon who stands on a wave-like rock in lowr center holding a shell in left hand and a scepter vertically in right. Graeco-Roman.
Height:
9cm
Width:
6.9cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1394   -   Sommerville Gem Number
151   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

[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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