University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1832
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Maker: Dioscurides
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sard
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Satrap
Tissaphrares
Signature
Height: 1.6 cm
Width: 1.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1832 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Sard. Intaglio. (Modern Gold Ring Setting) Bust of a Persian satrap facing to right. The features are copied from the well-known late Vth century B.C. Tetradrachms of Tissaphrares. The stone is signed Dioskurides in Greek letters. Neo-Classic.


Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA.. Rahden. Verlag Marie Leidorf GMbH. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 174, fig. 15, pl. 52, 55View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Berges, Dietrich. 1999. "Hidden Treasures from the Vault: Engraved Gems from the Maxwell Sommerville Collection". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 41. no. 1. pg. 17-28 : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 20, fig. 8View Objects related to this

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