University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1766
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sassanian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Red Jasper
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Deity
Orb
Tree
Lion
Inscription
Length: 2 cm
Width: 1.7 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1766 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Intaglio. Red jasper. Perforated. Divinity standing to left, holding orb in right hand. Tree at left, lion at right. Imitations of Greek letters in the field at left. Derived from Graeco-Roman gem or medallion reverse. Sassanian.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[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. 35View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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