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Ring

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Object Number:29-128-1846
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Date Made: 3rd quarter of 1st century BC
Early Date: -50
Late Date: -25
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Glass
Agate
Metal
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Omphale
Height: 2.1 cm
Width: 1.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1846 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Banded glass paste intaglio gem. Green, blue and white agate. (Modern gilt ring setting) Omphale walking left, with attributes of Herakles. Graeco-Roman.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical World - Roman World (15 Mar 2003) View Objects in Exhibition
Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

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. 62, no. 316, taf. IV; taf. 58View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M., and Romano, Irene B., and Brownlee, Ann B., and White, Donald J. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 79, no. 118View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 178View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Berges, Dietrich K. 1999. "Hidden Treasures from the Vault: Engraved Gems from the Maxwell Sommerville Collection". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 41. no. 1. pg. 17-28 : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 26, fig. 15View Objects related to this

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