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Gem

Object Number:
29-128-1156
Current Location:
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Imperial Roman Period
Date Made:
end 2nd century BC
Early Date:
-125
Late Date:
-100
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Glass
Paste
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Prado
Scepter
Shield
Pegasus
Roma
Shield
Pegasus
Spear
Description:
Banded glass paste intaglio, colors sapphire and emerald striated with white. (Unmounted) Helmeted bust, probably of Dea Roma facing to left, a shield over her left shoulder, a spear over the right. Pegasus on shield. Roman Imperial, the representation similar to that on coins of the IInd half of the IIIrd Cent. A.D.
Length:
1.3cm
Width:
1.1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1156   -   Sommerville Number
GL? (ancient glass project)   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 78. : Page/Fig./Plate: 60
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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