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Object Number: 29-128-1944
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Aesclepius
Caduceus
Height: 1cm
Width: 1.4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1944 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern Gold Ring Setting) Half-figure bust of Aesculapius facing to left, holding serpent staff in his raised right hand. Neo-Classic, based on a Hellenistic type.


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