University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number: MS3354
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Etruscan (uncertain)
Provenience: Italy
Date Made: 599-500 BC
Early Date: -599
Late Date: -500
Length: 0.9cm
Width: 0.7cm
Outside Diameter:1.8cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896
Other Number71 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


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."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition
Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)View Objects in Exhibition


[Chapter] Turfa, Jean M. "Etruscan" Gold from Cerveteri (and Elsewhere) in the University of Pennsylvania Museum, in Bell, Sinclair & Nagy, Helen. New Perspectives on Etruria and Early Rome: In Honor of Richard De Puma. 91-118. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 94, fig. 6.1; p. 96View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] 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. 113View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 71View Objects cited in this Publication

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