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Gem

Ring

Object Number:29-128-1821
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Italy
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1700-1899
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Aphrodite
Eros
Arrow
Height: 1.5 cm
Width: 1.8 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1821 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Sardonyx. Intaglio (Modern gold ring mount) Aphrodite dancing to left. She holds one of Eros' arrows in her upraised hand. Italian, 18th or 19th century.

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