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Object Number:
29-128-322
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Imperial Roman Period
Date Made:
300-399 AD
Early Date:
300
Late Date:
399
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Onyx
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Athena
Pallas
Roma
Description:
Onyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Draped bust of a divinity facing to right. She wears a crested helmet. Sommerville identifies her as Athena, but Dea Roma appears to be intended. Graeco-Roman, probably of the first half of the IV century A.D. when similar representations of Dea Roma appears on imperial medallions and coins.
Height:
0.8cm
Width:
2cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
322   -   Sommerville Gem Number

Bibliography:

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