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Gem

Ring

Object Number:29-128-1068
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Christian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Byzantine
Date Made: 6th century
Early Date: 500
Late Date: 599
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Virgin Mary
Inscription
Height: 0.7 cm
Width: 0.7 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1068 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Gold. Exquisitely fine gold Byzantine cloisonne Ring of the sixth century A.D. Gold and Bronze Rings - Cameos, Case PPP.

Vermeule: Gold Ring. Bust of Virgin Mary facing; hands raised in orans gesture. "Exquisitely fine gold Byzantine cloisonne ring of the VIth century A.D.; the inscription is M, abbreviation of MHTHR:O, abbreviation, Mother of God" Byzantine, VIth century.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) 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. 321View 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. 737, no. 1068View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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