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Object Number: 29-128-871
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Tarquinius Superbus
Sage
Human Head
Height: 1.6cm
Width: 1.2cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number871 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Unmounted) Three sages performing an act of divination over a human head which emerges from the ground at their feet. Cable border. Representation of some Etruscan ritual legend.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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.232, no.251View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 723, no. 871, pl. 69View Objects cited in this Publication

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