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Object Number:29-128-543
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Tarquinia
Manufacture Location: Etruria
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Onyx
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Griffin
Height: 1.6 cm
Width: 1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:543 - Sommerville Gem Number
73 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Chalcedony-Onyx. Etruscan Ring, with scarabeus, found in an excavation near Cornetto. Vermeule: Chalcedony-Onyx. (Ancient swivel ring setting). Griffin springing to left, in cable border. Said by Sommerville to have been found in an excavation near Corneto (now re-named Tarquinia). Etruscan.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Classical World: Rome ( Apr 1958 - 1975) View Objects in Exhibition
Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition
Classical World - Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p.153, no. 118; p. C4, pl.14View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Mainz am Rhein. Verlag Philipp von Zabern. pg. 78 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 23, no. 12; taf. 4View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 73View 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. 702, no. 543, pl. 45View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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