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Object Number:
29-128-1229
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Paste
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Ulysses
Menelaus
Ares
Aphrodite
Description:
Glass paste, imitating emerald. Intaglio (Unmounted) Ares and Aphrodite seated to right. They appear to be on Ares' cuirass and his shield appears at the right. Graeco-Roman, the scene based on some Hellenistic statue group or painting.
Length:
1cm
Width:
0.7cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:
1229   -   Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project)   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[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: p. 56, no. 275; taf. 50
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[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. 746, no. 1229
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