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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
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.
Height:
0.7cm
Width:
1.1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
2049   -   Sommerville Gem 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: 40
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