University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1819
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italic
Etruscan
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Etruria
Date Made: 400 BCE to 300 BCE
Early Date: -400
Late Date: -300
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Brass
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Apollo?
Eros?
Pothos?
Ionic Column
Laurel Bush
Patera
Swan
Length: 1.6 cm
Width: 1.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1819 - Sommerville Gem Number
80 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Intaglio. Carnelian. Modern gilt pendant setting. Youthful male figure standing to left holding a laurel branch against an Ionic column, extending his left hand, a goose at his feet: Apollo, Eros or Pothos (Desire). Late Italo-Etruscan. Apollo in 3/4 view to the left; leans on short column, foreground with laurel bush, patera, swan; hatched border; modern brass mount


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Mainz am Rhein. Verlag Philipp von Zabern. pg. 78 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 23, no. 10; taf. 4View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 80View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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