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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
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.
Height:
1cm
Width:
0.9cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:
1094   -   Sommerville Gem Number

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. 1094
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