University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-1166
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Republican Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Paste
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Polynices
Warrior
Length: 1.6cm
Width: 1.3cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1166 - Sommerville Number
87 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

(Unmounted) Color originally pale Sard. A warrior seated to right, cable border or late Etruscan style. Subject termed by Sommerville "Polynices son of Oedipus and Jocasta." The design shows a fine Greek style. Roman-Republic.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 78. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 55, no. 265; taf. IV; taf. 48View 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. 87View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 742, no. 1166View Objects cited in this Publication

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