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Object Number:
29-128-861
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made:
50 BC-AD 400
Early Date:
-50
Late Date:
400
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Jasper
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Eros
Cock
Grapes
Description:
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.
Height:
1.3cm
Width:
1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
861   -   Sommerville Gem Number
129   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)
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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: 45
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[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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