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Object Number: 29-128-1238
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Length: 2cm
Width: 1.6cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1238 - Sommerville Number105 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number


Antique paste - in rich sapphire color. Intaglio (Unmounted) Athena seated left, leaning on a large shield. The design is a reflection of that found on Hellenistic coins from time of Lysimachus, the Thracian successor to Alexander. Graeco-Roman.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)View Objects in Exhibition


[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. 60, no. 301; taf. 55View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 105View 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. 746, no. 1238View Objects cited in this Publication

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