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Object Number: 29-128-1229
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Paste
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Ulysses
Menelaus
Ares
Aphrodite
Length: 1cm
Width: 0.7cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1229 - Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

Glass paste, imitating emerald. Intaglio (Unmounted) Ares and Aphrodite seated to right. They appear to be on Ares' cuirass and his shield appears at the right. Graeco-Roman, the scene based on some Hellenistic statue group or painting.


Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 78. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 56, no. 275; taf. 50View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 746, no. 1229View Objects cited in this Publication

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