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Object Number:
29-128-923
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Republican Roman Period
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Gold
Sardonyx
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Golden Ass
Description:
Pale sard, with striations. (gold swivel ring setting) Sommerville "Lucius the Golden Ass, with the two brothers, servants of Thyasus of Corinth," here represented when being instructed to stand upright by one of the servants of Thyasus. Roman Republican.
Height:
1.9cm
Width:
1.5cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
923   -   Sommerville Gem Number
88   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 244, Fig. 152, Pl. 255, 259
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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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