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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
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.
Length:
2cm
Width:
1.2cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1173   -   Sommerville Number
93   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
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: 59
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[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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