University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-2055
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Republican Roman Period
Augustan Period
Early Date: 0
Late Date: 199
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Metal
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Hermes
Wings
Caduceus
Height: 1.4cm
Width: 1.1cm
Depth: 0.3cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2055 - Sommerville Gem Number
138 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Draped bust of Hermes facing right; caduceus protruding behind neck and wings spring from head.


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. 78. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 32, no. 83; taf. II; taf. 19View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 138View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Berges, Dietrich. 1999. "Hidden Treasures from the Vault: Engraved Gems from the Maxwell Sommerville Collection". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 41 (1): 17-28. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 26, fig. 14View Objects cited in this Publication

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