University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-848
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx (uncertain)
Agate (uncertain)
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Aeneas
Anchises
Ascanius
Troy
Height: 1.4 cm
Width: 1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:848 - Sommerville Gem Number
154 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Onyx. Aeneas escaping from burning Troy carrying his father Anchises on his shoulders, followed by the youth Ascanius, his son. Intaglios and Their Imprints, Case AAA. Vermeule: Onyx (banded). Intaglio. (Unmounted) and impression. Aeneas escaping from burning Troy carrying father Anchises on his shoulder, followed by the youth Ascanius, his son. 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. 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. 154View 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. 720, no. 848, pl. 66View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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