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Object Number: 29-128-1173
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Date Made: late 1st century BC
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 0
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Glass Paste
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Warrior
Heracles
Minerva
Apollo
Kithara
Length: 2cm
Width: 1.2cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1173 - Sommerville Number
93 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

Faux Sardonyx - Black Glass Paste Gem

Number does not correspond with Sommerville. Apollo in long dress walking right, singing to accompaniment of his cithera.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)View Objects in Exhibition

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. 59, no. 295; taf. 53View 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. 93View 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. 743, no. 1173View Objects cited in this Publication

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