University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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?
Height: 1.9cm
Width: 1.7cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2044 - Sommerville Gem Number
278 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

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.


Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 278View Objects cited in this Publication

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