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Object Number:29-128-1611
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Late Republican Roman Period
Date Made: 2nd half of 1st century BC
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 2nd half of 1st century BC
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Gold
Chalcedony (uncertain)
Sard (uncertain)
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Sphinx
Height: 1.4 cm
Width: 2.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1611 - Sommerville Gem Number
51 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Chalcedony (or possibly burnt Sard) Intaglio. (Ancient beaten gold ring setting) Sphinx crouching right. Possbile Greek workmanship.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition
Classical World - 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. Mainz am Rhein. Verlag Philipp von Zabern. pg. 78 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 37, no. 115; taf. III; taf. 24View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 51View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 41. no. 1. pg. 17-28 : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 26, fig. 16View Objects related to this

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