University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-947
Current Location: Out on loan
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Republican Roman Period
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Diomedes
Altar
Eagle
Palladium
Dagger
Height: 1.6cm
Width: 1cm
Depth: 0.4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number947 - Sommerville Gem Number
161 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Diomedes kneeling on altar on which appears the eagle of Zeus and holding the Palladium and a dagger.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)View Objects in Exhibition

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: p. 33, no. 86; taf. III; taf. 20View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 161View 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. 730, no. 947, pl. 74View Objects cited in this Publication

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