Glass paste, imitating Sardonyx. (Unmounted) Draped bust of a Hellenistic or earlier philosopher facing to left. Sommerville identifies him as Homer but his features are more those of the so-called Chrysippos. Graeco-Roman.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|1214 || - || Sommerville Number|
|GL01b (ancient glass project) || - || Other Number|
[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. 63, no. 324; taf. 59
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History.
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