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Gem

Ring

Object Number:29-128-2382
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1500-1599
Early Date: 1500
Late Date: 1599
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sard
Silver
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Man
Prince?
Heracles?
Height: 1.8 cm
Width: 2.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2382 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Sard. Intaglio. (Modern silver ring setting) Bust of a young man facing to right; wearing an animal skin knotted about his neck. The design has no parallel among young Herakles types and perhaps one may rather see a Renaissance prince represented under the guise of Herakles. Intaglio border in three bands. Italian, probably 16th century.

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