50 BC-AD 400
Glass: antique iridescent. (Unmounted) Helios or Apollo driving the chariot of the sun. The cloak of the heavens flutters behind his head, and Tellus (earth) and Oceanus recline below. The scene copies some Graeco-Roman painting, the arrangement of the horses left and right recalling mosaics and coins of the period ca. 150-275 A.D.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|1192 || - || Sommerville Number|
|99 || - || Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)|
|GL01b (ancient glass project) || - || Other Number|
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 99
[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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