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Object Number:
29-128-1214
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Paste
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Homer?
Philosopher?
Hellenistic Ruler?
Chrysippos?
Description:
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.
Length:
1.4cm
Width:
1.2cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1214   -   Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project)   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[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: 63
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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