Imperial Roman Period
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.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|1181 || - || Sommerville Number|
|GL01b (ancient glass project) || - || Other Number|
[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. 743, no. 1181
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