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Object Number:
29-128-1900
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Graeco-Roman Period
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Agate
Metal
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Athena
Amphora
Judgement of Orestes
Description:
Green Mottled Agate? (Modern Gold Ring Setting) Athena standing to left. There appears to be a tree standing in the background and she appears to be casting an object into a large amphora. Undoubtedly the scene of Athena casting her vote in the Judgement of Areste. Graeco-Roman. Compare the similar scene on Roman IInd A.D. Sarcophagi.
Height:
1cm
Width:
1.4cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1900   -   Sommerville Gem 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: 45
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