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Gem

Scaraboid

Object Number:29-128-1808
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Etruria
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Horses
Crescent
Star
Length: 1.4 cm
Width: 0.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1808 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Intaglio. Carnelian. (Modern swiveled gilt ring setting) Two horses standing to left, a crescent above, a star below the horses. The Heavenly Twins, Castor and Pollux may be intended. Etruscan.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

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