Imperial Roman Period
(Modern silvered ring setting) A cart going to right, pulled by two elephants and driven by a mahout. On the cart is a cage in which there appears a baby elephant. The cutting of the stone indicates that this is Roman work of the III A.D. A similar scene appears on one of the recently discovered early IVth Cent. A.D. mosaics in the Villa at Piazza Armerina, Sicily.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|2013 || - || Sommerville Gem Number|
|257 || - || Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)|
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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