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Gem

Scarab

Finger Ring

Seal (Object)

Object Number:
MS3354
Current Location:
Culture:
Etruscan (uncertain)
Provenience:
Italy
Date Made:
599-500 BC
Early Date:
-599
Late Date:
-500
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Gold
Agate
Chalcedony
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Warrior
Description:
Warrior kneeling left. Original gold swivel ring holds scarab. Seal (in ring mount). Scarab: banded agate. Intaglio. Child's ring (too small for tip of adult little finger). Loop of thin gold with three small logitudinal ridges. Each end of loop terminates in a vertical circular boss which serves to provide swivel for a small scaraboid of dark purple agate with white streaks. On the flat surface of the scaraboid is carved in intaglio a naked male figure on his knees facing to our left, left arm at side, right hand raised holding an object with 2 vertical "prongs."
Length:
0.9cm
Width:
0.7cm
Outside Diamater:
1.8cm
Other Number:
71   -   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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Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 151, no. 113
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[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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