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Object Number:
29-128-2142
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Gnostic
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Renaissance
Date Made:
1500-1699 AD
Early Date:
1500
Late Date:
1699
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Chalcedony
Silver
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Saturn?
Crab
Corn
Description:
(Modern silvered ring setting) Bearded rustic divinity perhaps Saturn walking to right, holding crab and ears of corn. He has elaborate oriental type wings and walks Egyptian-type cartouche in which appears a crab and pseudo-hieroglyphs XVI or XVII century? based on a gnostic type stone.
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
2142   -   Sommerville Gem Number
379   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

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: Pg. 232, Fig. 135, Pl. 228, 231
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[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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