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Object Number:
29-128-1923
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made:
50 BC-AD 400
Early Date:
-50
Late Date:
400
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Carnelian
Metal
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Dionysos
Bacchus
Column
Panther
Kantharos
Description:
(Modern gilt ring setting) Bacchus leaning to left, resting on column against which rests his thrysus. He extends a karanthos or wine jug in right hand, toward panther crouching beside him.
Height:
1.3cm
Width:
1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1923   -   Sommerville Number
112   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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