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Object Number: 29-128-1116
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Height: 1.5cm
Width: 1.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1116 - Sommerville Gem Number


Iridescent. (Unmounted) Helmeted bust of Athena to right, with the aegis. The design is based freely on some older intaglio copying Phidias' Athena Parthenos. Graeco-Roman.


[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. 60, no. 302; taf. 55View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 740, no. 1116View Objects cited in this Publication

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