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Object Number:
29-128-1241
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Paste
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Aphrodite
Venus
Nymph
Description:
Glass paste, imitating Emerald. Intaglio (Unmounted) Aphrodite reclining to left, on a couch. She raises her left hand to Ares who approaches from the left. Graeco-Roman, the composition undoubtedly based on a painting or a relief of the later Hellenistic period.
Length:
1.4cm
Width:
1.2cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
GL01b (ancient glass project)   -   Other Number
1241   -   Sommerville Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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