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Object Number:
29-128-1181
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Imperial Roman Period
Date Made:
100-299 AD
Early Date:
100
Late Date:
299
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Paste
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Prince Paris
Goddess
Heracles
Athena
Owl
Description:
Glass paste, imitating Sardonyx. (Unmounted) Colors: white on pale red. A mythological scene, Herakles flanked by two women, the one on the right appearing to be slightly stooped and elderly. The one on the left is probably a goddess since an attribute such as an owl (Athena) appears at her feet near the center of the composition. Graeco-Roman. Ist or IInd A.D., imitating a Hellenistic composition.
Length:
2.4cm
Width:
2cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1181   -   Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project)   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

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