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Object Number: 29-128-1263
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Paste
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Helios
Apollo
Sun Chariot
Length: 2.1cm
Width: 1.4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other NumberGL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number
1263 - Sommerville Number

Description

Glass paste, imitating Sardonyx. White on pale red. Cameo. (Unmounted) The scene is much deteriorated but it appears to show Helios guiding the chariot of the sun. 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. 748, no. 1263View Objects cited in this Publication

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