University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number: 29-128-1889
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sard
Metal
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Athena
Spear
Shield
Height: 0.9cm
Width: 1.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1889 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern Silver Ring Setting) Athena standing to left, holding her spear vertically in her raised right hand, her shield beside her in the left. Graeco-Roman, perhaps based on the cult statue of Minerva in the Roman temple of Jupiter - Capitolinus.


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. 45, no. 182; taf. 35View Objects cited in this Publication

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