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Gem

Object Number:29-128-1236
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italic
Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Republican Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Paste
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Orestes
Electra
Warriors
Altar?
Length: 1.6 cm
Width: 1.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1236 - Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

Sommerville: Antique paste intaglio. Orestes and his sister Electra, who saved his life when his father, Agamemnon, was murdered by Aegisthus and Clytaemnestra. Antique Pastes, Case XXX.

Vermeule: Glass Paste, imitating banded Agate. Intaglio (Unmounted) Two nude figures perhaps intended for heros of the Trojan war, seated facing each other, an altar or a table in between. Italic, in a crude local style.

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: p. 56, no. 276; taf. 50View 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. 746, no. 1236View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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