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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
Length: 1.4cm
Width: 1.2cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other NumberGL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number
1241 - Sommerville Number

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.


Bibliography:

[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. 747, no. 1241View Objects cited in this Publication

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