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Object Number:
29-128-1208
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Paste
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Roma
Athena
Throne
Thunderbolt
Description:
Glass paste, imitating amethyst. (Unmounted) Athena seated left on a lion footed throne. She holds Zeus' thunderbolt in her raised right hand and her left arm rests on her shield which appears behind her. Graeco-Roman, the design based on IVth models such as those used for coins of Lysimachus of Thrace.
Length:
1.6cm
Width:
1.2cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
GL01b (ancient glass project)   -   Other Number
1208   -   Sommerville Number

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: 57
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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