University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-923
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: 18th century
19th century
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Gold
Sardonyx
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Golden Ass
Height: 1.9 cm
Width: 1.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:923 - Sommerville Gem Number
88 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Maculated Sard. Lucius the Golden Ass, with the two brothers, servants of Thyasus of Corinth. Gold Rings - Intaglios, Case FFF.

Vermeule: Pale sard, with striations. (gold swivel ring setting) Sommerville "Lucius the Golden Ass, with the two brothers, servants of Thyasus of Corinth," here represented when being instructed to stand upright by one of the servants of Thyasus. Roman Republican.


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 K. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA.. Rahden. Verlag Marie Leidorf GMbH. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 244, fig. 152, pl. 255, 259View 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. 88View 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. 728, no. 923, pl. 74View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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