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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?
Height: 1.9cm
Width: 2.3cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2487 - Sommerville Gem Number

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.


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