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Object Number: 29-128-2079
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Glass
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Aphrodite
Eros
Height: 1cm
Width: 1.5cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2079 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Glass paste, imitating Sard. (Modern Gold Ring Setting) Aphrodite standing to left, half-draped with left hand on hip and extending her right hand to Eros who reaches up to grasp it. Graeco-Roman, in a plastic Alexandrine style, quite like some of the Gegraw plaques.


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. 55, No. 263; Taf. 48View Objects cited in this Publication

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