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Object Number: 29-128-854
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Hylas
Water Jug
Staff
Dog
Dionysos
Wine Jug
Thyrsus
Panther
Length: 1.9cm
Width: 1.5cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number854 - Sommerville Gem Number
113 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

(Unmounted) Bacchus stands to left holding karanthos and thrysus, panther at his feet. Sommerville calls Hylas with dog (staff and water jug). Graeco-Roman.


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. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 113View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 721, no. 854, pl. 67View Objects cited in this Publication

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