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Object Number: 29-128-1955
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sard
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Nike
Biga
Horses
Height: 1.5cm
Width: 1.4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1955 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern gold ring setting) Nike drawing a biga of horses to right. The design is based on those of Greek later Hellenistic coins and corresponding ancient gems. Neo-Classic.


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