The Penn Museum is temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19. Learn more.
logo

Gem

Ring

Intaglio

This object is On Display
14195

View All (2) Object Images


14196
Object Number:29-128-908
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made: 1st century BC - 1st century AD
Early Date: -99
Late Date: 99
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Gold
Jacinth
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Cybele
Lions
Throne
Height: 1.8 cm
Width: 1.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:908 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Jacinth. Cybele, or Berecyntia, also known as Madre Montagna, "the mountain mother," also as Madre Magna, "great mother." Gold Rings - Intaglios, Case EEE.

Vermeule: Jacinth. Intaglio. (Modern gilt ring setting) Cybele enthroned, facing. Graeco-Roman.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical World - Roman World (15 Mar 2003) View Objects in Exhibition
Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich K. 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: pp. 33-34, no. 90; 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.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 116View 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. 726, no. 908, pl. 72View Objects related to this Actual Citation

You may also be interested in these objects:


See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org