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Object Number: 29-128-2049
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Emerald
Silver
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Dionysos
Thyrsus
Kantharos
Panther
Height: 0.7cm
Width: 1.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2049 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Plasma of Emerald. (Modern silver ring setting) Dionysos standing to left, his thrysus held vertically in his left hand, a karanthos in his lowered right. A panther appears at his feet at the left. Graeco-Roman, well cut in the Hellenistic tradition.


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. 40, no. 138; taf. 28View Objects cited in this Publication

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