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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: 2.1cm
Width: 1.2cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1846 - Sommerville Gem Number
178 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

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


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 78. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 62, no. 316; taf. IV; taf. 58View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Catalogue, Exhibition] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 79, no. 118View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 178View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Article] Berges, Dietrich. 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. 41 (1): 17-28. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 26, fig. 15View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference

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