University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-933
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Early Date: -50
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Capitoline Triad
Jupiter
Juno
Minerva
Eagle
Peacock
Owl
Height: 1.5 cm
Width: 1.2 cm
Depth: 0.8 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:933 - Sommerville Gem Number
179 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Chalcedony, tinged with Sapphire color. (Ancient? gold wired swivel setting) Capitoline. Triad enthroned with their attributes at their feet., surrounded by busts of the gods representing days of the week plus two additional divinities.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Classical World: Rome ( Apr 1958 - 1975) View Objects in Exhibition
Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 78. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 38, no. 123; taf. 26View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 179View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 729, no. 933, pl. 75View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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