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Ring

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Object Number:
29-128-917
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Graeco-Roman Period
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Gold
Sardonyx
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Heracles
Erymanthian Boar
Heracles
Cretan Bull
Description:
(Modern gold ring setting) Herakles walking to right carrying the Cretan bull over his shoulders. Graeco-Roman.
Height:
1.2cm
Width:
1.6cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
917   -   Sommerville Gem Number

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: Pg. 222, Fig. 114, Pl. 191, 195
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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