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Object Number: 29-128-972
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1500-1699
Early Date: 1500
Late Date: 1699
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Gold
Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Minerva
Athena
Height: 1.5cm
Width: 1.9cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number972 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern gold ring setting) Athena walking to right. She wears a crested helmet long garment and cloak; she carries a spear over her left shoulder, a shield on the right. 16th or 17th century.


Bibliography:

[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. 733, no. 972View Objects cited in this Publication

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