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Object Number 29-128-552
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Italic
Provenience Mediterranean
Date Made 199-0 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Banded Agate
Technique Intaglio
Iconography Minerva | Aphrodite? | Maenad?

Sommerville: Onyx. An intaglio ring, Minerva. Archaic. Has probably been cut down from a scarabeus, B.C. 300 years. Phoenician Amulets, Seals, Scarabei, Etc, Case GG.

Vermeule: Intaglio. Banded Agate. Modern gold ring setting. Female figure, perhaps Aphrodite or a Maenad, dancing to left. 1st or 2nd century B.C. Italic

Length 1.4 cm
Width 0.9 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 552 - Sommerville Gem Number

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