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: 1.6 cm
Width: 1.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1166 - Sommerville Number
87 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

Sommerville: Antique paste intaglio, color pale sard. Polynices, son of Oedipus and Jocasta. Antique Pastes, Case UUU. Vermeule: Glass paste. Intaglio. (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.. Mainz am Rhein. Verlag Philipp von Zabern. pg. 78 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 55, no. 265; taf. IV; taf. 48View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 87View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 742, no. 1166View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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