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Gem

Swivel Ring

Object Number:
29-128-1786
Current Location:
Etruscan Italy Gallery
Culture:
Etruscan
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Manufacture Location:
Etruria
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Carnelian
Gold
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Heracles
Raft
Amphora
Description:
(Modern swiveled gilt ring setting) Herakles reclining to right, on a raft which is buoyed by five inflated skin amphorae. Line border. cf. 29-128-1756 > similar scene
Height:
1.6cm
Width:
1.1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1786   -   Sommerville Gem Number
65   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)
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Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.238, no.257
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[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: 24
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[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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