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Gem

Ring

Intaglio

Object Number:
29-128-900
Current Location:
Rome Gallery
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Republican Roman Period
Date Made:
late 3rd century BC - early 2nd century BC
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Gold
Sardonyx
Carnelian
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Warrior
Altar
Description:
(Modern gold ring setting). Warrior performing a sacrifice at an altar. Other warriors stand in background. Graeco-Roman work imitating a Greek gem of early Vth Century B.C.
Height:
2.1cm
Width:
1.8cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
900   -   Sommerville Gem Number
90   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)
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Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 124, fig. 112
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[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: 29
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[Catalogue] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 53, no. 76
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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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