University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1915
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 50 BC-AD 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Metal
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Apollo
Column
Lyre
Height: 1.5 cm
Width: 1.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1915 - Sommerville Gem Number
92 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Apollo leaning to right, on a large lyre placed on a column. His right hand is placed on top of his head. Composition reproduces a celebrated Temple statue in Rome. Statue itself was probably carved c. 100 B.C.


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. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 92View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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