University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1427
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neo-Babylonian (uncertain)
Early Achaemenian (uncertain)
Date Made: c. 538 BC
Early Date: -588
Late Date: -488
Height: 1.6 cm
Width: 0.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1427 - Sommerville Gem Number
23 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


Sommerville: Chalcedony. An Assyrian seal. Incognito. Sassanian, Persian, and Assyrian Seals, Case ZZZZ. Vermeule: Chalcedony; perforated. Intaglio. Drilled circles and lines, vaguely resembling a human figure; sceptre-staff and a double ground line.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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


[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. 23View 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. 766, no. 1427, pl. 42View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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