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Object Number:
29-128-928
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Imperial Roman Period
Date Made:
100-199 AD
Early Date:
100
Late Date:
199
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Sard
Gold
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Cybele
Cart
Elephants
Cart
Elephants
Annona?
Goddess
Grain
Description:
Pale Sard. (Modern gold ring setting) A procession to left, an elephant biga with mahouts pulling a decorated cart on which appears a cult statue of a Roman goddess, perhaps Annona holding corn ears. Roman Imperial of II A.D. finely carved. cf the Roman sard with nearly identical treatment of the subject, British Museum.
Height:
1.5cm
Width:
1.9cm
Outside Diamater:
2cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
0928   -   Sommerville Gem Number
256   -   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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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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[Book] Richter, Gisela M. 1956. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Catalogue of Engraved Gems: Greek, Etruscan and Roman. : Page/Fig./Plate: nos. 348-349
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[Book] Lippold, Georg. 1922. Gemmen und Kameen des Altertums und der Neuzeit. : Page/Fig./Plate: pl. 73, no. 9
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[Book] Murray, Alexander S. & Smith, A. H. 1888. A Catalogue of Engraved Gems in the British museum (Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities.). : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 1617
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