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Object Number:29-128-871
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Mediterranean
Date Made: 4th-3rd c. BCE
Early Date: -400
Late Date: -200
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Tarquinius Superbus
Sage
Human Head
Height: 1.6 cm
Width: 1.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:871 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Sard. Tarquinius, the Superb, discovering a human head on the occasion of the foundation-work at the Capitoleum. Intaglios and Their Imprints, Case CCC.

Vermeule: Sard. Intaglio. Scarab. (Unmounted) Three sages performing an act of divination over a human head which emerges from the ground at their feet. Cable border. Representation of some Etruscan ritual legend. Italo-Etruscan

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical World - Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p.232, no.251View 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. 723, no. 871, pl. 69View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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