Location: On Display in the Rome Gallery

From: Mediterranean

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number 29-128-900
Current Location Rome Gallery - On Display
Culture Roman
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Republican Roman Period
Date Made late 3rd century BCE - early 2nd century BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Gold | Sardonyx | Carnelian
Technique Intaglio
Iconography Warrior | Altar

Sommerville: Sard. Intaglio ring. Hieronymus, after his first conquest of Thebes, arriving with an animal to sacrifice in honor of his success, as evidenced by the trophies which are displayed. The altar is seen on the left decorated with a garland. Gold Rings - Intaglios, Case EEE.

Vermeule: Sard. Intaglio. (Modern gold ring setting). Warrior performing a sacrifice at an altar. Other warriors stand in background. Graeco-Roman work imitating a Greek gem of early Vth Century B.C.

Height 2.1 cm
Width 1.8 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 900 - Sommerville Gem Number

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