University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-534
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sard
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Ibex?
Landscape
Height: 1.7cm
Width: 1.7cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number534 - Sommerville Gem Number
234 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sardonyx. Intaglio. (Unmounted and pierced for cord). Animal, perhaps an Ibex grazing to right, in flowery landscape.


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: p. 22, no. 1, taf. II; taf. 1View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 234View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 701, no. 534, pl. 44View Objects cited in this Publication

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