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Object Number: 29-128-1261
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Paste
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Infant
Cupid
Zeus
Goat
Amalthea
Length: 1.3cm
Width: 1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1261 - Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

Glass paste ringstone, imitating Hyacinth. Cameo. (Unmounted) Infant Zeus riding the goat Amalthea. A flaw in the surface leads Sommerville to interpret the figure as a winged Eros. Graeco-Roman.


Bibliography:

[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 747, no. 1261View Objects cited in this Publication

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