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Object Number:
29-128-2487
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Post Classical
Date Made:
1700-1799
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1799
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Sard
Gold
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Eros
Aphrodite?
Description:
Yellow Sard. (Modern gold ring setting) Eros with bow attempting to retrieve his arrow which is held by a short skirted female facing him. She is no doubt meant to be Aphrodite, but she wears costume of Artemis or one of her nymphs.
Height:
1.9cm
Width:
2.3cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
2487   -   Sommerville Gem Number

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