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Gem

Object Number:
29-128-543
Current Location:
Etruscan Italy Gallery
Culture:
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Tarquinia
Manufacture Location:
Etruria
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Chalcedony
Onyx
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Griffin
Description:
Chalcedony-Onyx. (Ancient swivel ring setting). Griffin springing to left, in cable border. Said by Sommerville to have been found in an excavation near Corneto (now re-named Tarquinia).
Height:
1.6cm
Width:
1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
543   -   Sommerville Gem Number
73   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)
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Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.153, no. 118; p. C4, pl.14
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[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: 23
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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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