University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-1632
Current Location: Out on loan
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Metal
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Apollo Helios
Eagle
Star
Sun
Crescent
Moon
Height: 1.4cm
Width: 1.1cm
Depth: 0.6cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1632 - Sommerville Gem Number
100 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Intaglio. (Modern Gold Ring Setting) Heraldic eagle surmounted by a bust of Helios right. Bust flanked by crescent of the moon and the star of the sun.


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. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 78. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 42, no. 155; taf. 31View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 100View Objects cited in this Publication

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