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Object Number:29-128-1168
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Paste
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Mercury
Eros
Bow?
Quiver?
Length: 1.2 cm
Width: 1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1168 - Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

Glass paste, imitating Sard. (Unmounted) Eros walking to right, a wreath and an uncertain object looking like a bow case in either hand. His quiver filled with arrows is slung over his shoulder. Graeco-Roman, in the decorative tradition of the early Roman Imperial period.


Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 78. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 55, no. 264; taf. 48View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 743, no. 1168View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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