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Object Number: 29-128-1131
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Paste
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Hermes
Mercury
Length: 1.3cm
Width: 0.9cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1131 - Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

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.


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: pp. 58-59, no. 294; taf. 53View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 741, no. 1131View Objects cited in this Publication

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