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Object Number:29-128-1776
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italic
Etruscan
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Etruria
Date Made: 420-380 BC
Early Date: -420
Late Date: -280
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Heracles
Club
Spear
Length: 1.5 cm
Width: 0.9 cm
Thickness: 1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1776 - Sommerville Gem Number
82 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Intaglio. Scaraboid. (Modern swiveled gilt ring setting) Warrior or Herakles standing to right, holding long bow in left hand, club in right. Wheel has been used extensively obscuring outline and anatomical details. Etruscan.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[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. 82View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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