University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-872
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:Green Jasper
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Centaur
Cheiron?
Inscription
Horace
Height: 1.5 cm
Width: 1.4 cm
Depth: 0.4 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:872 - Sommerville Gem Number
160 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Green Jasper. Cheiron, the wisest and most just of all the centaurs or Hippocentaurs; friend and relative of Peleus, father of Achilles. Intaglios and Their Imprints, Case CCC. Vermeule: Green Jasper. Intaglio. (Unmounted) and impression. A Centuar (probably Cheiron) "The wisest and most just of all the Centuars; friend and relative of Peleus, father of Achilles." The inscription running clockwise reads PLACIDIS - COEANT - IMMITIE. 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] Berges, Dietrich. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA.. Rahden. Verlag Marie Leidorf GMbH. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 230, fig. 132, pl. 221, 225View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 160View 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. 723, no. 872, pl. 71View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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