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Object Number:
29-128-1209
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Graeco-Roman Period
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Glass
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Aphrodite Anadyomene
Venus
Marine Shell
Description:
Iridescent. (Unmounted) Aphrodite Anadyomene, half draped and with her long tresses in her hands, represented as standing looking to right, on a large scalloped shell. Graeco-Roman.
Length:
2.3cm
Width:
2.1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
GL01b (ancient glass project)   -   Other Number
1209   -   Sommerville Number

Bibliography:

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