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Object Number: 29-128-146
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Eros
Ionic Column
Length: 1.3cm
Width: 0.9cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number146 - Sommerville Number
120 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Carnelian. Intaglio. (Unmounted). Eros leaning against Ionic column and holding Bacchic attributes [symbole]? "bought from Mirza Petros Khan, Persian Commissioner to the Vienna Exhibition, 1873" Graeco-Roman.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)View Objects in Exhibition

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. 44, no. 176, taf. 34View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 120View 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. 676, no. 146View Objects cited in this Publication

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