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Object Number: 29-128-1253
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Paste
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Zeus
Jupiter Tonans
Length: 1.3cm
Width: 1.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1253 - Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

Glass paste, imitating Jasper. Intaglio. (Unmounted) Zeus seated to left, on high backed throne. He holds a small hike in his extended right hand. His eagle appears in front of him at his feet. Graeco-Roman, the design copying the representations of Jupiter Capitolinus on coins of the Roman Empire.


Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 78. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 58, no. 286; taf. 52View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 747, no. 1253View Objects cited in this Publication

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