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Gem

Scaraboid

Object Number:29-128-950
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Republican Roman Period
Date Made: 499-400 BCE
Early Date: -499
Late Date: -400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Amethyst
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Tarquinius Superbus
Soothsayer
Height: 1.5 cm
Width: 1.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:950 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Amethyst. Tarquinius Superbus, son-in-law of Servius Tullius. Gold Rings - Intaglios, Case HHH.

Vermeule: Amethyst. Intaglio. (Gold modern setting) and impression. Italo-Roman scarab shaped stone. Etruscan soothsayers performing divination rites. For Neo-Classic interpretation see Sommerville p.731.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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