University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-532
Current Location: Out on loan
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Heracles
Club
Stag
Height: 1.2cm
Width: 1.1cm
Depth: 0.3cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number532 - Sommerville Gem Number
166 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Carnelian. Intaglio. Herakles seated to right., holding club on left knee or on rocks beside him., stag appears in front of him. Figure of Herakles copies an early Hellenistic statue which also appears on early IIIrd B.C. coins of Bactria.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 166View 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. 701, no. 532, pl. 44View Objects cited in this Publication

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