University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-947
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Republican Roman Period
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Diomedes
Altar
Eagle
Palladium
Dagger
Height: 1.6 cm
Width: 1 cm
Depth: 0.4 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:947 - Sommerville Gem Number
161 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Sard. Diomedes stepping over the ramparts of Troy in the act of carrying off the effigy of Minerva, the Palladium. Gold Rings - Intaglios, Case HHH. Vermeule: Sard. Intaglio. Diomedes kneeling on altar on which appears the eagle of Zeus and holding the Palladium and a dagger. Graeco-Roman


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) 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. 33, no. 86; taf. III; taf. 20View 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. 161View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 730, no. 947, pl. 74View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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