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Gem

Ring

Object Number:
29-128-1846
Current Location:
Rome Gallery
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Date Made:
3rd quarter of 1st century BC
Early Date:
-50
Late Date:
-25
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Glass
Agate
Metal
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Omphale
Description:
Banded glass paste intaglio gem. Green, blue and white agate. (Modern gilt ring setting) Omphale walking left, with attributes of Herakles.
Height:
2.1cm
Width:
1.2cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1846   -   Sommerville Gem Number
178   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
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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: 62
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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. 79, no. 118
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[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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