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Object Number: 29-128-1209
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Glass
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Aphrodite Anadyomene
Venus
Marine Shell
Length: 2.3cm
Width: 2.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other NumberGL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number
1209 - Sommerville Number

Description

Iridescent. (Unmounted) Aphrodite Anadyomene, half draped and with her long tresses in her hands, represented as standing looking to right, on a large scalloped shell. Graeco-Roman.


Bibliography:

[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 745, no. 1209View Objects cited in this Publication

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