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Object Number: 29-128-1131
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Length: 1.3cm
Width: 0.9cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1131 - Sommerville Gem Number
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number


Glass paste, imitating Chalcedony. Iridescent. (Unmounted) Hermes seated to left, on a rock. He appears to be holding his purse in the right hand, his herald staff in the felt. The design is based on Hellenistic representations paralleling the seated figure in bronze in Naples and certain Campanian wall paintings. Graeco-Roman.


[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 78. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 58-59, no. 294; taf. 53View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 741, no. 1131View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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