University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2061
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Metal
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Athlete
Horse
Palm
Height: 0.9 cm
Width: 0.8 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2061 - Sommerville Gem Number
203 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Carnelian. Intaglio. (Modern gilt setting) Victorious athlete riding right on horseback, holding palm over his shoulder. Design suggests that on the reverse of silver 4dr pieces of Philip of Macedon. Graeco-Roman.


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. 203View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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