University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1176
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Paste
Glass
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Endymion
Diomedes
Palladium
Length: 1.6 cm
Width: 1.6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1176 - Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

Sommerville: Antique paste intaglio, color pale sard. Endymion, the lover of Diana. Diana was enamored of him. Superb iridescence. Antique Pastes, Case UUU. Vermeule: Glass paste. Intaglio. (Unmounted) Color originally pale Sard. Scene shows Diomedes kneeling on Trajan altar as he prepares to carry off the Palladium. 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] 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. 57, no. 281; taf. 51View 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. 163View 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. 743, no. 1176View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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