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Object Number:29-128-1177
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Date Made: 3rd century
Early Date: 200
Late Date: 299
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Glass
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Cupid
Horse
Height: 1.2 cm
Width: 0.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1177 - Sommerville Number
266 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

Sommerville: Antique paste intaglio. Cupid riding a human-faced horse. An antique bronze ring. Antique Pastes, Case UUU.

Vermeule: Bronze rings with intaglio gems and pastes in original settings. Subjects are extremely difficult to make out, but the group is typical of rings and ringstones worn by the average Roman of the Imperial Period. A great number of such rings have been found in excavations throughout Western Roman Empire. Roman Imperial.

*Vermeule categorizes this piece with 29-128-1265 and 29-128-1287


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical World - Roman World (15 Mar 2003) View Objects in Exhibition
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. 56, no. 272; taf. 49View 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. 266View 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. 743, no. 1177View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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