University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1881
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 50 BC-AD 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Jasper
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Athena
Helmet
Height: 1.1 cm
Width: 1.7 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1881 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Red Jasper. (Modern Gold Ring Setting) Bust of Athena to left, wearing a crested helmet and aeges about her neck. The design is a free version of gems and plaques copying the Athena Parthenos of Pheidies. Graeco-Roman.


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