University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-1849
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Agate
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Satyr
Boar
Rustic Sacrifice
Height: 1.6cm
Width: 1.4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1849 - Sommerville Gem Number
207 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Banded Green Agate-type stone. (Modern gold ring setting) Satyrs scrubbing the carcass of a boar and preparing a rustic sacrifice. Graeco-Roman work comparable to the Begram plaques.


Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 174, fig. 14, pl. 51, 54View 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. 207View Objects cited in this Publication

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