Imperial Roman Period
late1st century BC - early 1 st century AD
(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.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|1128 || - || Sommerville Number|
|280 || - || Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)|
|GL? (ancient glass project) || - || Other Number|
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 280
[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.
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