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Object Number: 29-128-1208
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Paste
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Roma
Athena
Throne
Thunderbolt
Length: 1.6cm
Width: 1.2cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other NumberGL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number
1208 - Sommerville Number

Description

Glass paste, imitating amethyst. (Unmounted) Athena seated left on a lion footed throne. She holds Zeus' thunderbolt in her raised right hand and her left arm rests on her shield which appears behind her. Graeco-Roman, the design based on IVth models such as those used for coins of Lysimachus of Thrace.


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. 57, no. 282; taf. 51View 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. 745, no. 1208View Objects cited in this Publication

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