University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-2057
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:Sardonyx
Iron
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Eagle
Height: 1cm
Width: 0.8cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2057 - Sommerville Gem Number
239 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

(Ancient gilt iron ring setting and impression) Head of eagle left. The representation is similar to that on Greek coins of Elis.


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: pp. 36-37, no. 112; taf. III; taf. 24View 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. 239View Objects cited in this Publication

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