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Gem

Scarab

Seal (Object)

Object Number:
29-128-542
Current Location:
Etruscan Italy Gallery
Culture:
Etruscan
Italo-Etruscan
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Manufacture Location:
South Italy
Period:
Late Etruscan
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Carnelian
Sardonyx
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Charioteer
Quadriga
Dog?
Lion?
Description:
Intaglio. Carnelian. Scarab. Unmounted. Charioteer diriving a quadriga of horses to the right. A dog or a lion appears beneath it. Cable border. Globular style, perhaps based on a South Italian or Sicilian Greek coin.
Length:
1.9cm
Width:
1.1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
542   -   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: pp. 152-153, no. 116; p. C4, pl. 12
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[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: 23
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[Catalogue] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 17, no. 24
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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