University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-546
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Phoenician
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Eastern Mediterranean (uncertain)
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Agate
Iconography:Cadmus Serpent
Goat
Bird
Shell
Height: 1.8 cm
Width: 1.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:546 - Sommerville Gem Number
30 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Agate. An Amulet. On the reverse is the serpent of Cadmus, coiled in repose. Phoenician Amulets, Seals, Scarabei, Etc, Case GG. Vermeule: Agate. Intaglio. (Unmounted). Perforated; scaraboid shape, goat and kid; shell-like ornament carved on buck. Eastern Mediterranean? possibly not genuine.


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. 30View 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. 702, no. 546, pl. 47View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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