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Object Number:
29-128-557
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Phoenician
Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Archaic Greek Period
Imperial Roman Period
Date Made:
50 BC-AD 400
Early Date:
-50
Late Date:
400
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Onyx
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Minerva
Athena
Description:
The Armed Athena, brandishing shield and spear, walking to right. This version of the subject appears on a number of coins of Domitian, who claimed Athena as his protectress.
Height:
1.4cm
Width:
1.1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
557   -   Sommerville Gem Number
242   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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