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Gem

Seal (Object)

Object Number:29-128-528
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Etruria
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Onyx
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Odysseus?
Philoctetes?
Heroes
Length: 2.6 cm
Width: 2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:528 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Chalcedony-Onyx. An Etruscan Scarabeus, with intaglio. Etruscan Seals, Scarabei, Intaglios, and Rings, Case FF.

Vermeule: Italo-Etruscan. Seal. Chalcedony-onyx. Unmounted. Two heroes in a scene from Trojan Wars; Odysseus and Philoctetes on island of Lemnos. A cancer above. Cable border.

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. 83View 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. 701, no. 528, pl. 45View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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