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Object Number:
29-128-1160
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Date Made:
100-199 AD
Early Date:
100
Late Date:
199
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Paste
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Sun Genius
Eros
Altar
Description:
Glass paste, imitating Sard. (Unmounted) Eros standing to left, sacrificing at an altar at the left. Graeco-Roman, the subject is identical with that on Roman sarcophagi of the IInd A.D.
Length:
0.9cm
Width:
0.8cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1160   -   Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project)   -   Other Number

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: 58
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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