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Object Number:
29-128-918
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made:
150-300 AD
Early Date:
150
Late Date:
300
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Gold
Sardonyx
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Jupiter Tonans
Victory
Jupiter
Zeus
Victory
Eagle
Description:
(Modern gilt ring setting) Jupiter seated right, figure of Victory on extended right hand, spear held vertically in left hand; eagle at feet front. Cursory Roman work of II or III A.D. carved directly so figure appears reversed instead of correctly in plaster impression.
Height:
1.4cm
Width:
0.9cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
918   -   Sommerville Gem Number
141   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)
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Bibliography:

[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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