University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-133
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Date Made: 100-199 AD
Early Date: 100
Late Date: 199
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Nike
Biga
Length: 2.5cm
Width: 2cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number133 - Sommerville Number

Description

Sardonyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Nike driving a biga of horses to right. Graeco-Roman? The composition quite like that on imperial bronze medallions of the II century A.D.


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. 675, no. 133View Objects cited in this Publication

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