University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-552
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italic
Provenience: Mediterranean
Date Made: 199-0 BC
Early Date: 199
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Banded Agate
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Minerva
Aphrodite?
Maenad?
Length: 1.4 cm
Width: 0.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:552 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

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


Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. ed. 1st. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 124, fig. 112View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Mainz am Rhein. Verlag Philipp von Zabern. pg. 78 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 31, no. 72; taf. II; taf. 17View 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. 703, no. 552, pl. 46View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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