University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-557
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Phoenician
Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Archaic Greek Period
Imperial Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 50 BC-AD 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Minerva
Athena
Height: 1.4 cm
Width: 1.1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:557 - Sommerville Gem Number
242 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

The Armed Athena, brandishing shield and spear, walking to right. This version of the subject appears on a number of coins of Domitian, who claimed Athena as his protectress.


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 CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art. Maxwell Sommerville. pg. 783 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 703, no. 557, pl. 46View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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