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Object Number: 29-128-1246
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Date Made: 100-199 AD
Early Date: 100
Late Date: 199
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Paste
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Aphrodite
Nymph
Bathing
Length: 2.1cm
Width: 2.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1246 - Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

Glass paste, imitating Sardonyx. White on blue. (Unmounted) Aphrodite standing to left, bathing in a foot bath into which a nymh pours water from the left. Graeco-Roman, the composition probably based on a later Hellenistic painting or even a statue group.


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. 747, no. 1246View Objects cited in this Publication

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