University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-1902
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Eros
Tyche-Fortuna
Butterfly
Psyche
Length: 10cm
Width: 9cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1902 - Sommerville Gem Number
122 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Three Carnelian stones in a modern gilt ring setting. From top to bottom: Intaglio. 1. Eros kneeling to left, hands tied behind him. Bow and quiver hang from tree in front of him. 2. Tyche-Fortuna reclining left, on couch. 3. Butterfly holding a scroll, probably symbolic of Psyche.


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. 78. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 27, no. 51; taf. 13 and p. 48, no. 212; taf. 39View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 122View Objects cited in this Publication

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