University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1394
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Post Classical
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Materials:Glass Paste
Soapstone (uncertain)
Marine Shell
Height: 9cm
Width: 6.9cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1394 - Sommerville Gem Number
151 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


(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


[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 151View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 759, no. 1394, pl. 102View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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