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Object Number:
29-128-1902
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made:
50 BC-AD 400
Early Date:
-50
Late Date:
400
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Carnelian
Gold
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Eros
Tyche-Fortuna
Butterfly
Psyche
Description:
Three Carnelian stones in a modern gilt ring setting. From top to bottom: Intaglio. 1. Eros kneeling to left, hands tied behind him. Bow and quiver hang from tree in front of him. 2. Tyche-Fortuna reclining left, on couch. 3. Butterfly holding a scroll, probably symbolic of Psyche.
Length:
10cm
Width:
9cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1902   -   Sommerville Gem Number
122   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

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: 27
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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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