50 BC-AD 400
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.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|1198 || - || Sommerville Number|
|121 || - || Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)|
|GL01b (ancient glass project) || - || Other Number|
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 121
[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.
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