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Object Number:
29-128-1221
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Republican Roman Period
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Paste
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Apollo
Sun Chariot
Description:
Glass paste, imitating pale Sard. (Unmounted) Charioteer driving a quadriga to left. The horses lope forward in a spirited manner and their heads turn in differet directions. Roman Republican, the design having numismatic parallels.
Length:
1cm
Width:
0.7cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1221   -   Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project)   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 78. : Page/Fig./Plate: 64
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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