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Object Number: 29-128-895
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Jacinth
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Helios
Thunderbolt
Cornucopia
Height: 1.1cm
Width: 1.4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number895 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Pale. (Unmounted) Helios standing facing., thunderbolt in his raised right hand, a cornucopia in the left. Rays surround his head. Neo-Classic, copying a Graeco-Roman ringstone.


Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 724, no. 895, pl. 71View Objects cited in this Publication

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