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Gem

Swivel Ring

Scarab

Object Number:29-128-1783
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italic
Etruscan
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Etruria
Date Made: 300 BCE to 200 BCE
Early Date: -300
Late Date: -200
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sard
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Bird
Owl?
Peacock
Height: 1.1 cm
Width: 1.6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1783 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Sard. (Modern swivel ring setting; gold setting also). Bird perhaps a peacock (owl?) walking left. Late Etruscan work; very poorly carved.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich K. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Mainz am Rhein. Verlag Philipp von Zabern. pg. 78 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 25, no. 29; taf. 9View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 79View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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