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Gem

Finger Ring

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Object Number:
29-128-1155
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Bronze
Glass
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Philosopher?
Description:
Ancient bronze ring, with ancient glass paste intaglio, imitating Sardonyx. Draped bust of a bearded man, perhaps a Greek philosopher facing 3/4 to right. Graeco-Roman, in good style.
Length:
1.1cm
Width:
1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1155   -   Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project)   -   Other 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: 63
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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