University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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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
Height: 1cm
Width: 1.4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1900 - Sommerville Gem Number

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.


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. 181; taf. 35View Objects cited in this Publication

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