University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1394
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Post Classical
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 50 BC-AD 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Glass Paste
Soapstone (uncertain)
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Poseidon
Marine Shell
Trident?
Scepter?
Height: 9 cm
Width: 6.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1394 - Sommerville Gem Number
151 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

(Broken irregularly on all sides but part of oval ring remaining) Symbolic dominion of Poseidon who stands on a wave-like rock in lowr center holding a shell in left hand and a scepter vertically in right. Graeco-Roman.


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. 151View 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. pg. 783 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 759, no. 1394, pl. 102View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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