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Object Number: 29-128-1936
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Date Made: 100-299 AD
Early Date: 100
Late Date: 299
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Fides
Demeter
Fruit
Corn
Basket
Height: 1cm
Width: 1.4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1936 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern gilt ring setting) Chipped at top left. Fides-Demeter standing to right, a basket of fruit on her raised left hand, ears of corn in her lowered right. Roman Imperial, II or III A.D. work, of extremely cursory nature and showing extensive use of the wheel.


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: p. 46, no. 195; taf. 36View Objects cited in this Publication

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