Archaic Greek Period (uncertain)
Classical Greek Period (uncertain)
2nd half of 1st century BC
Chalcedony (or possibly burnt Sard) Intaglio. (Ancient beaten gold ring setting) Sphinx crouching right. Possbile Greek workmanship.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|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)
Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
[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
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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