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Object Number:
29-128-34
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made:
50 BC-AD 400
Early Date:
-50
Late Date:
400
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Onyx
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Aesclepius
Telesphoros
Description:
Aesclepius Telephoros. In 3 fragments which have been restored with wax and gilt to complete the scene. Sommerville states that "the gilt restoration was made by myself after an old engraving in a Roman collection."
Height:
8.3cm
Width:
5.4cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
34   -   Sommerville Number
103   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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