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.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|GL01b (ancient glass project) || - || Other Number|
|1208 || - || Sommerville Number|
[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: p. 57, no. 282; taf. 51
[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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