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Gem

Object Number:29-128-1147
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Paste
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Neptune
Philosopher
Length: 3.1 cm
Width: 2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1147 - Sommerville Gem Number
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

Sommerville: Antique paste, color lapis lazuli; cameo once gilded. Neptune. Antique Pastes, Case TTT.

Vermeule: Glass Paste. Cameo. Lapis Lazuli color with traces of gilding surviving. Head of an elderly bearded Greek, probably a philosopher, facing to right. 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] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 270View 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. 741, no. 1147View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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