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Object Number: 29-128-1786
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Etruria
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Heracles
Raft
Amphora
Height: 1.6cm
Width: 1.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1786 - Sommerville Gem Number
65 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

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


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] 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.257View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 24, no. 18; taf. 6View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 65View Objects cited in this Publication

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