50 BC-AD 400
Red Jasper. (Unmounted) Cupid holding up a bunch of grapes and teasing a cock who stands at right. The subject of Erotes playing with cocks was popular in Graeco-Roman statuary, reliefs and paintings. Graeco-Roman.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|861 || - || Sommerville Gem Number|
|129 || - || Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)|
[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: 45
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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