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Object Number: 29-128-65
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Length: 4.4cm
Width: 3.9cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number65 - Sommerville Number523 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


Dacia. Design copied from Keystone of a Roman triumphal arch of Trajan probably the one at the entrance to his Forum in Rome. The keystone has been known in various Roman collections since the early XVIth century and is now in the Palazzo de Conservatore in Rome.


[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 238, fig. 145, pl. 250View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 523View 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. 671, no. 65, pl. 5View Objects cited in this Publication

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