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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
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.
Length:
1.3cm
Width:
0.9cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1131   -   Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project)   -   Other Number

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: 58-59
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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