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Object Number: 29-128-928
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Date Made: 100-199 AD
Early Date: 100
Late Date: 199
Height: 1.5cm
Width: 1.9cm
Outside Diameter:2cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number0928 - Sommerville Gem Number
256 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


Pale Sard. (Modern gold ring setting) A procession to left, an elephant biga with mahouts pulling a decorated cart on which appears a cult statue of a Roman goddess, perhaps Annona holding corn ears. Roman Imperial of second century A.D. finely carved. cf the Roman sard with nearly identical treatment of the subject, British Museum.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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


[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 87View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Richter, Gisela M. 1956. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Catalogue of Engraved Gems: Greek, Etruscan and Roman. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: nos. 348-349View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 256View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Lippold, Georg. 1922. Gemmen und Kameen des Altertums und der Neuzeit. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pl. 73, no. 9View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 728, no. 928, pl. 76View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Murray, Alexander S. & Smith, A. H. 1888. A Catalogue of Engraved Gems in the British museum (Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities.). Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 1617View Objects related to this Type Citation

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