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Object Number: 29-128-1225
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Paste
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Cupid
Eros
Weapons
Length: 1cm
Width: 1.2cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1225 - Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

(Ancient ring setting, bronze) Winged Eros walking to right carrying arms of Mars (Ares). The design was a popular one in antiquity occuring chiefly on marble caldlelabrum bases. A well known set is in Venice, Graeco-Roman, good style.


Bibliography:

[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 745, no. 1225View Objects cited in this Publication

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