University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-2071
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Flavian Empress
Julia Sabina
Height: 2.5cm
Width: 1.4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2071 - Sommerville Gem Number
286 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

(Modern gold ring setting) Draped bust of an Empress of Flavian House (69-96 A.D.) facing right, perhaps Julia, daughter of Emperor Titus (79-81 A.D.)


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: p. 278, fig. 218, pl. 344, 346View 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. 286View Objects cited in this Publication

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