University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1219
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Date Made: 100-200 AD
Early Date: 100
Late Date: 200
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Glass
Technique:Relief
Iconography:Warrior
Trophies
Prisoner
Shields
Spears
Banners
Long Swords
Length: 7.43 cm
Width: 7.3 cm
Depth: 1.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1219 - Sommerville Number
258 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

Sommerville: Antique paste. A Warrior returning with his trophies. An important fragment of a large cameo covered with blue enamel. Antique Pastes, Case XXX. Vermeule: Ancient paste, covered with blue enamel. Cameo. Fragment of a triumpal scene, a female prisoner at the right., seated beneath a trophy, of shields, banners, spears, and a long sword and a draco or carnyx visible beside the prisoner's head, at the lower right. A rare and important fragment, probably dated ca A.D. 180, from parallels on the column of Marcus Aurelius.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Fleming, Stuart J. 1999. Roman Glass (II): Reflections on Cultural Change.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 141, pl. A.8View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 258View 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. 745, no. 1219, pl. 78View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1901. Engraved Gems.. Philadelphia. D. Biddle. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 120View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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