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Object Number:
29-128-123
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Imperial Roman Period
Date Made:
early 1 st c. AD
Early Date:
0
Late Date:
0
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Onyx
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Hadrian
Male Head
Septimus Severus?
Description:
The head of the personage represented in divineguise has been repaired with heavy gold leaf. He appears to have beem enthroned to right; wears aegis about neck and holds long sceptre in right hand. Wore a laurel wreath about head and the ends of the fillet remain. He was bearded from what remains of the face. We appear to have the emperor Septimus Severus (193-211 AD) in divine guise.
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
123   -   Other Number
289   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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