University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-872
Current Location: Out on loan
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Green Jasper
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Centaur
Cheiron?
Inscription
Horace
Height: 1.5cm
Width: 1.4cm
Depth: 0.4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number872 - Sommerville Gem Number
160 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

(Unmounted) and impression. A Centuar (probably Cheiron) "The wisest and most just of all the Centuars; friend and relative of Peleus, father of Achilles." The inscription running clockwise reads PLACIDIS - COEANT - IMMITIE


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 230, fig. 132, pl. 221, 225View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 160View 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. 723, no. 872, pl. 71View Objects cited in this Publication

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