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Gem Fragment

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Object Number:
29-128-264
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Imperial Roman Period
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Chalcedony
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Emperor
Tiberius?
Description:
Chalcedony or Sardonyx. Cameo. Fragment of a large imperial Cameo. Laureate head to right, of imperial personage, probably "as suggested by Sommerville" -- the emperor Tiberius (14-37 A.D.) {Cameo has been mounted and finished in plaster and gilded about head and neck in an effort to make it more complete.} - mount, plaster, and gilding removed.
Length:
2.2cm
Width:
3cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
264   -   Sommerville Number
282   -   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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