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Gem

Sherd

Object Number:
29-128-1128
Current Location:
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?
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.
Height:
5cm
Length:
5.3cm
Width:
4cm
Depth:
0.4cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1128   -   Sommerville Number
280   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
GL? (ancient glass project)   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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