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Object Number:
29-128-1198
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Date Made:
50 BC-AD 400
Early Date:
-50
Late Date:
400
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Paste
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Cupid
Eros
Description:
Paste, white on Sapphire. (Unmounted) (patinated) Eros walking right, carrying club, lion's skin and skyphos, the attributes of Herakles. This composition was a popular one and occurs in other media.
Length:
2cm
Width:
1.7cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1198   -   Sommerville Number
121   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
GL01b (ancient glass project)   -   Other Number

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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