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Object Number: 29-128-1947
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:Agate
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Hermes
Globe
Staff?
Cock
Height: 2cm
Width: 1.7cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1947 - Sommerville Gem Number
137 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Green agate? Youthful Hermes seated right, left foot on globe; holds bukerion or herald's staff in outstretched left hand; cock in field at right.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 137View Objects cited in this Publication

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