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Object Number:29-128-535
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sard
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Altar
Offerings
Grasshopper
Dog
Height: 1.5 cm
Width: 1.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:535 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Sard. Incognito. The dog resembles the dogs of the nineteenth century. Etruscan Seals, Scarabei, Intaglios, and Rings, Case FF.

Vermeule: Sardonyx. Intaglio. (Unmounted). An altar with offerings on top flanked by a grasshopper at the left and a dog leaping up at right. an uncertain object, perhaps another insect appears at the bottom. Graeco-Roman.

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich K. 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. 27, no. 50, taf. 13View 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. 701, no. 535, pl. 44View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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