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Object Number:29-128-1156
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Date Made: end 2nd century BC
Early Date: -125
Late Date: -100
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Glass
Paste
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Prado
Scepter
Shield
Pegasus
Roma
Shield
Pegasus
Spear
Length: 1.3 cm
Width: 1.1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1156 - Sommerville Number
GL? (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

Sommerville: Antique paste intaglio, color sapphire and emerald, striated with white. The Emperor Prabo, with sceptre in hand; on his shield a minute intaglio of Pegasus mounted. Antique Pastes, Case TTT. Vermeule: Banded glass paste intaglio, colors sapphire and emerald striated with white. Intaglio. (Unmounted) Helmeted bust, probably of Dea Roma facing to left, a shield over her left shoulder, a spear over the right. Pegasus on shield. Roman Imperial, the representation similar to that on coins of the IInd half of the IIIrd Cent. A.D.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical World - Roman World (15 Mar 2003) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Mainz am Rhein. Verlag Philipp von Zabern. pg. 78 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 60, no. 304; taf. IV; taf. 55View 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. 742, no. 1156View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Berges, Dietrich. 1999. "Hidden Treasures from the Vault: Engraved Gems from the Maxwell Sommerville Collection". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 41. no. 1. pg. 17-28 : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 24, fig. 12View Objects related to this

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