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Object Number: 29-128-1879
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sard
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Athena
Corinthian Helmet
Aegis
Height: 1.3cm
Width: 1.6cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1879 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern gilt swiveled ring setting.) Bust of Athene to right, wearing a crested corinthian helmet and the aegis over her chiton. Neo-Classic, imitating an ancient gem.


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