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).
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|543 || - || Sommerville Gem Number|
|73 || - || Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)|
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)
Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)
[Catalogue, Exhibition] 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
[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: p. 23, no. 12; taf. 4
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 73
[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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