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Swivel Ring

Object Number:29-128-2028
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Emerald
Silver
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Woman
Sword
Height: 0.8 cm
Width: 1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2028 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Emerald. Intaglio. (Modern silvered ring setting) A female standing to left, a sword in her left arm, a severed head in her extended right hand. Since the work is definitely Graeco-Roman, this is neither Judith or Salome. A province with the head of a captured Parthian or Dacian is undoubtedly intended. Graeco-Roman: Roman Imperial.

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