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Object Number: 29-128-1128
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Date Made: late1st century BC - early 1 st century AD
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 50
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Glass Paste
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Female Head
Livia?
Goddess?
Empress?
Livia?
Height: 5cm
Length: 5.3cm
Width: 4cm
Depth: 0.4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1128 - Sommerville Number
280 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
GL? (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

(Unmounted fragment) "White on sapphire fond." Goddess or an early Imperial personage, perhaps Empress Livia, wife of Augustus (27 B.C.-14 A.D.) in divine guise.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 280View 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. 741, no. 1128, pl. 77View Objects cited in this Publication

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