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Gem

Scarab

Seal (Object)

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

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 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.251
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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