University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-952
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Gold
Agate
Onyx
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Fisherman
Antiphates
Height: 1.4 cm
Width: 1.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:952 - Sommerville Gem Number
198 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Agate-Onyx. Antiphates, the fisherman who tormented Ulysses when his boats were driven on the shore at Telepylos. He was also a ruler of a savage people. Gold Rings - Intaglios, Case HHH.

Vermeule: Agate-Onyx. Intaglio.(Modern gilt ring setting) African fisherman identified by Sommerville as "Antiphates, the fisherman who tormented Ulysses when his boats were driven to shore at Telephos." 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. 198View 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. 731, no. 952, pl. 76View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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