University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-887
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Height: 3.3 cm
Width: 1.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:887 - Sommerville Gem Number
199 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


Sommerville: Red Jasper. Protogenis, a comedian of the second century, with a mask, playing the character of Meleager, the wild-boar hunter. Engraved in his time. Intaglios and Their Imprints, Case DDD.

Vermeule: Red jasper. Intaglio. (Modern gilt pendant setting) (and impression) Protogenis, a comedian represented in role of Meleager. Graeco-Roman.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition


[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. 199View 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. 724, no. 887, pl. 69View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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