University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-904
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Apollo
Artemis
Height: 1.7 cm
Width: 1.2 cm
Depth: 0.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:904 - Sommerville Gem Number
98 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Carnelian, with a film of white on the surface. This style of intaglio, cut on a very thin stratum of white over a red or other thicker stratum, is called a nicolo. This one has suffered from fire. The figure on the right with a bow is Diana (Luna); on the left is Apollo (the Sun). Thstar in the centre indicates that they are deities of constellations. Vermeule: Carnelian. Intaglio. (Modern gold ring setting) Stone with film of white, chipped on surface. Apollo standing holding laurel branch, facing. Diana is holding bow and drawing an arrow from quiver. A star above them in center; ground line. 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] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. ed. 1st. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 124, fig. 112View 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. 47, no. 200; taf. III; taf. 37View 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. 98View 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. 725, no. 904, pl. 72View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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