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Ring

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Object Number:
29-128-940
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1799-1800
Early Date:
1799
Late Date:
1800
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Gold
Carnelian
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Meleager
Altar
Boar
Stag
Dog
Artemis
Description:
(Modern gold ring setting) Meleager standing left at an altar enriched with head of a boar and head of a stag. A herm of Artemis holding two torches appears on the altar and Meleager's two dogs are at his feet.
Height:
2.2cm
Width:
1.9cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
940   -   Sommerville Gem Number
175   -   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] Berges, Dietrich. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 229, fig. 128, pl. 213, 217
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[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 175
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[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. 730, no. 940, pl. 76
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