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Object Number:
29-128-885
Current Location:
Out on loan
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Imperial Roman Period
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Emerald
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Fortuna
Venus Victrix
Description:
Ringstone (Unmounted) Venus Victrix in the usual pose, seen from the back standing to right. Graeco-Roman, a popular Roman imperial subject.
Height:
0.8cm
Width:
1cm
Depth:
0.3cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:
885   -   Sommerville Gem Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 78. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 44, no. 170; taf. 33
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[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. 724, no. 885, pl. 70
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