Seal (Object)


Location: On Display in the Etruscan Italy Gallery

From: Mediterranean

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number 29-128-542
Current Location Etruscan Italy Gallery - On Display
Culture Etruscan | Italo-Etruscan
Provenience Mediterranean
Manufacture Location South Italy
Period Late Etruscan
Date Made 5th c. BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Carnelian | Sardonyx
Technique Intaglio
Iconography Charioteer | Quadriga | Dog? | Lion?

Sommerville: Sard. An Etruscan Scarabeus. A charioteer. Etruscan Seals, Scarabei, Intaglios, and Rings, Case FF.

Vermeule: Intaglio. Carnelian. Scarab. Unmounted. Charioteer diriving a quadriga of horses to the right. A dog or a lion appears beneath it. Cable border. Globular style, perhaps based on a South Italian or Sicilian Greek coin. Late Etruscan or Italo-Etruscan.

Length 1.9 cm
Width 1.1 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 542 - Sommerville Gem Number

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