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Gem

Swivel Ring

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Object Number:
29-128-2028
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Imperial Roman Period
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Emerald
Silver
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Woman
Sword
Description:
(Modern silvered ring setting) A female standing to left, a sword in her left arm, a severed head in her extended right hand. Since the work is definitely Graeco-Roman, this is neither Judith or Salome. A province with the head of a captured Parthian or Dacian is undoubtedly intended.
Height:
0.8cm
Width:
1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
2028   -   Sommerville Gem Number

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