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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
Height: 1.3cm
Width: 1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1923 - Sommerville Number
112 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 112View Objects cited in this Publication

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