Glass paste, imitating Chalcedony. Iridescent. (Unmounted) Hermes seated to left, on a rock. He appears to be holding his purse in the right hand, his herald staff in the felt. The design is based on Hellenistic representations paralleling the seated figure in bronze in Naples and certain Campanian wall paintings. Graeco-Roman.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|1131 || - || Sommerville Number|
|GL01b (ancient glass project) || - || Other Number|
[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: pp. 58-59, no. 294; taf. 53
[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.
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