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Gem

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: 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

Description

Sommerville: Onyx. Intaglio. Minerva Protectrice. Archaic. Phoenician Amulets, Seals, Scarabei, Etc, Case GG.

Vermeule: Onyx. Intaglio. (Unmounted). 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. Graeco-Roman.

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.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 242View 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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 703, no. 557, pl. 46View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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