University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-1791
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Etruria
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sard
Silver
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Hero
Theseus?
Heracles?
Height: 1.4cm
Width: 1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1791 - Sommerville Gem Number
67 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

(Modern silvered swivel ring setting) Hero with club over shoulder kneeling left, probably Theseus rather than Herakles. Cable Border. Excellent Etruscan Style.


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. 67View Objects cited in this Publication

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