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Object Number:
29-128-1116
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Paste
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Athena
Minerva
Description:
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.
Height:
1.5cm
Width:
1.1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1116   -   Sommerville Gem Number

Bibliography:

[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: 60
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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