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Object Number:
29-128-1263
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Paste
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Helios
Apollo
Sun Chariot
Description:
Glass paste, imitating Sardonyx. White on pale red. Cameo. (Unmounted) The scene is much deteriorated but it appears to show Helios guiding the chariot of the sun. Graeco-Roman
Length:
2.1cm
Width:
1.4cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
GL01b (ancient glass project)   -   Other Number
1263   -   Sommerville Number

Bibliography:

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