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Object Number: 29-128-532
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
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)


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


[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 166View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 701, no. 532, pl. 44View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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