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Object Number: 29-128-892
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Emerald
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Ceres
Demeter
Sceptre
Corn
Wheat
Height: 1cm
Width: 1.5cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number892 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Unmounted ringstone) Demeter (Ceres) -? - standing to the left, a sceptre staff in her raised left hand, ears of corn in her right. A plant appears at the left. Roman Imperial.


Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 724, no. 892, pl. 69View Objects cited in this Publication

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