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Object Number:
29-128-2023
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:
Jasper
Gold
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Eros
Biga
Swan
Description:
Red Jasper. (Modern gold ring setting) Cupid driving a biga of swans to right. The subject occurs in several Graeco-Roman decorative marble reliefs. In an example in Vatican collection Cupid drives a biga of boars, in other instances animals are dromedaries, stags, owls and even geese.
Height:
1.2cm
Width:
1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
2023   -   Sommerville Gem Number
128   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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