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Object Number: 29-128-1954
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Emerald
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Aphrodite
Venus Genetrix
Scepter
Apple
Height: 0.7cm
Width: 1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1954 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Plasma of Emerald. (Modern gold ring setting) Aphrodite (Venus Genetrix) standing to left, a sceptre-staff held vertically in her raised left hand, an apple on the extended right.


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