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Object Number:
29-128-940
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:
Gold
Sardonyx
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. Graeco-Roman work.
Height:
2.2cm
Width:
1.9cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
940   -   Sommerville Gem Number
175   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

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: Pg. 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.
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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