University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-519
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Byzantine
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Byzantine
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Green Jasper
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Christian?
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:519 - Sommerville Gem Number
324 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Green Jasper. Sassanian. Two figures imploring a blessing from the goddess of agriculture. Persian and Sassanian Intaglios and Talismans, Case EE. Vermeule: Green Jasper. Intaglio. (Unmounted) Two figures standing to right, seeking a blessing from an agricultural type Goddess seated to left. Since the style of the gem appears to be Byzantine the subject may have a Christian interpretation.


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. 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. 324View 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. 700, no. 519, pl. 43View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1901. Engraved Gems.. Philadelphia. D. Biddle. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 46View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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