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Object Number: 29-128-2005
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Dionysiac Symbol
Goat
Vase of Life
Cornucopia
Height: 1.3cm
Width: 1.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2005 - Sommerville Gem Number
218 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

(Modern gold ring setting) A collection of Bacchic and other symbols: a goat kneels to right, below flowering "vase of life," a cornucopia appears at the left.


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: pp. 52-53, no. 248; taf. 44View 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. 218View Objects cited in this Publication

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