University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-1197
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Paste
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Asiatic King
Parthian?
Length: 1.9cm
Width: 1.5cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1197 - Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

Paste, colored Ruby. (Unmounted) Diademed, draped bust of an Asiatic King facing to left. The features suggest a Parthian ruler of the Roman Imperial Period. Graeco-Roman.


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: p. 54, no. 260; taf. IV; taf. 46View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 744, no. 1197View Objects cited in this Publication

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