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Object Number: 29-128-881
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Emerald (uncertain)
Paste (uncertain)
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Fides
Demeter
Corn
Fruit
Height: 0.9cm
Width: 1.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number881 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Unmounted ringstone) Fides-Demeter standing to the left, ears of corn in her lowered left hand, a tray of fruit held on her right. Roman Imperial.


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. 193; taf. 36View 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. 723, no. 881, pl. 70View Objects cited in this Publication

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