Late Antique Period
(Modern gilt pendant setting) Bust of Zeus Serapis with kalathos facing left, cornucopia in front of him, a small Victory holding out a wreath behind him, a dolphin beneath him. (Symbol of eternity).
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|2146 || - || Sommerville Gem Number|
|1714 || - || Sommerville Amulet/Talisman Number|
|309 || - || Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)|
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 78. : Page/Fig./Plate: 42
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Manual Descriptive of a Collection of Talismans Engraved on Stones and Metals of Various Countries and Epochs, Illustrative of What Man has Worn for his Protection from Accident and Disease; Also, Ancient Gems, Babylonian Cylinders, Persian Seals, etc.
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