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Object Number:29-128-906
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Iron
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Roma
Cuirass
Victory
Shield
Height: 1 cm
Width: 0.8 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:906 - Sommerville Gem Number
246 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Onyx. A fragment of an antique Roman iron ring with onyx intaglio. The City of Rome, holding a figure of Victory in her hand. interesting antique. Gold Rings - Intaglios, Case EEE.

Vermeule: Onyx. Intaglio. (In fragment of an ancient iron ring setting) Roma seated to left, on cuirass, holding a small Victory on her outstretched right hand. Shield appears behind her. Roman Imperial.


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 K. 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. 46, no. 189; taf. 36View 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. 246View 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. 726, no. 906, pl. 72View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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