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Gem

Finger Ring

Sardonyx

Intaglio

Object Number:
29-128-1611
Current Location:
Culture:
Greek
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Archaic Greek Period (uncertain)
Classical Greek Period (uncertain)
Date Made:
2nd half of 1st century BC
Early Date:
-50
Late Date:
0
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Gold
Chalcedony (uncertain)
Sard (uncertain)
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Sphinx
Description:
Chalcedony (or possibly burnt Sard) Intaglio. (Ancient beaten gold ring setting) Sphinx crouching right. Possbile Greek workmanship.
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1611   -   Sommerville Gem Number
51   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)
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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: 37
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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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