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Gem

Ring

Object Number:29-128-2277
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Byzantine
Venetian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Venice
Italy
Period: Late Byzantine
Medieval Period
Date Made: 1200-1299
Early Date: 1200
Late Date: 1299
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Glass
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Saint Nicholas
Height: 2.4 cm
Width: 1.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2277 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Red glass paste (original material id = jasper) cameo gem of St. Nicholas, set in modern gilt ring. Late Byzantine workmanship.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition
Byzantine Studies Conference Mini-Exhibition (08 Oct 2010 - 10 Oct 2010) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 322View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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