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Ring

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Object Number:
29-128-2044
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Imperial Roman Period
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Carnelian
Gold
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Man
Woman
Priam?
Hecuba?
Hellenistic Ruler?
Description:
(Broken and set in modern gilt ring setting) Jugate bust to right, of an elderly bearded man with fillet in hair and a woman beyond him. Perhaps representing Priam and Hecuba, but man's features resemble those of a Hellenistic ruler.
Height:
1.9cm
Width:
1.7cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
2044   -   Sommerville Gem Number
278   -   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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