University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1161
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 50 BC-AD 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Paste
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Silenus
Maenad
Dionysos
Length: 2.8 cm
Width: 2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1161 - Sommerville Number
204 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

(Broken about top and unmounted). Silenus, lolling on ground, and a Maenad give a cup of wine to the child Bacchus, standing to the left. A tree fills the background.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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