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Object Number:
29-128-1238
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Date Made:
50 BC-AD 400
Early Date:
-50
Late Date:
400
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Paste
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Athena
Minerva
Description:
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.
Length:
2cm
Width:
1.6cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1238   -   Sommerville Number
105   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
GL01b (ancient glass project)   -   Other Number

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: 60
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[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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