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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
Length: 0.9cm
Width: 0.8cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1160 - Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

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.


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. 58, no. 289; taf. 52View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 742, no. 1160View Objects cited in this Publication

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