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Object Number: 29-128-1169
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Italic
Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Republican Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Paste
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Hephaestus
Vulcan
Forge
Armor
Length: 1.8cm
Width: 1.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1169 - Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

Glass paste, imitating banded Agate. (Unmounted) Hephaestus forging the arms of Achilles. He is bending over to the right. Italic of the Roman Republic Period.


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. 55, no. 268; taf. 48View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 743, no. 1169View Objects cited in this Publication

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