University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-917
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Gold
Sardonyx
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Heracles
Erymanthian Boar
Heracles
Cretan Bull
Height: 1.2cm
Width: 1.6cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number917 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern gold ring setting) Herakles walking to right carrying the Cretan bull over his shoulders. Graeco-Roman.


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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 222, fig. 114, pl. 191, 195View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 727, no. 917, pl. 73View Objects cited in this Publication

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