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Object Number: 29-128-1128
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Date Made: late1st century BC - early 1 st century AD
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 50
Materials:Glass Paste
Iconography:Female Head
Height: 5cm
Length: 5.3cm
Width: 4cm
Depth: 0.4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1128 - Sommerville Gem Number
280 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
GL? (ancient glass project) - Other Number


(Unmounted fragment) "White on sapphire fond." Goddess or an early Imperial personage, perhaps Empress Livia, wife of Augustus (27 B.C.-14 A.D.) in divine guise.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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


[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 280View 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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 741, no. 1128, pl. 77View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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