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Gem

Ring

Intaglio

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126620
Object Number:29-128-900
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Republican Roman Period
Date Made: late 3rd century BC - early 2nd century BC
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Gold
Sardonyx
Carnelian
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Warrior
Altar
Height: 2.1 cm
Width: 1.8 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:900 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical World - Roman World (15 Mar 2003) View Objects in Exhibition
Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. ed. 1st. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 124, fig. 112View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Berges, Dietrich K. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Mainz am Rhein. Verlag Philipp von Zabern. pg. 78 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 29, no. 64, taf. II; taf. 16View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M., and Romano, Irene B., and Brownlee, Ann B., and White, Donald J. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 53, no. 76View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 90View 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. 725, no. 900, pl. 72View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Berges, Dietrich K. 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. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 41. no. 1. pg. 17-28 : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 24, fig. 13View Objects related to this

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