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Object Number:
29-128-1838
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Late Hellenistic Period
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Agate
Metal
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Crouching Aphrodite
Jug
Wreath?
Description:
Green Agate. (Modern Gilt ring setting) A female (Aphrodite?) crouching to right, a jug held on her right knee and a wreath ? in her raised left hand. The scene is derived from Hellenistic representation of the Crouching Aphrodite. Late Hellenistic or Graeco-Roman. The stone was damaged during course of cutting and too much was removed from Aphrodite's back.
Height:
0.8cm
Width:
0.9cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1838   -   Sommerville Gem Number

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