Imperial Roman Period
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 second century A.D. finely carved. cf the Roman sard with nearly identical treatment of the subject, British Museum.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|0928 || - || Sommerville Gem Number|
|256 || - || Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)|
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