50 BC-AD 400
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.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|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)
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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