University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2034
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Eastern Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Amethyst
Silver
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:King?
Priest?
Scepter
Tree
Height: 0.9 cm
Width: 1.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2034 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Amethyst. Intaglio. (Modern silver ring setting) A figure resembling a Mesopotamian king or priest stands to right, holding a sceptre in his lowered right hand and grasping a flowering tree with the left. Graeco-Roman, undoubtedly Eastern Mediterranean work suggested by Achaenenian and older models.


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