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Object Number: 29-128-1094
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1400-1599
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1599
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Eros
Cupid
Altar
Bowl
Height: 1cm
Width: 0.9cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1094 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern gilt ring setting) Eros walking to right, carrying an offering in a large bowl to a flaming altar at right. Another bowl on ground in center.


Bibliography:

[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. 739, no. 1094View Objects cited in this Publication

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