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Object Number 29-128-913
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Neoclassical
Date Made 1700-1850
Section Mediterranean
Materials Gold | Sardonyx
Technique Intaglio
Iconography Ptolemy Philadelphus | Arsinoe | Bearded Man | Woman

Sommerville: Sard. Ptolemaeus Philadelphus and Arsinoe, his wife. She was also his sister, B.C. 279. A Greek intaglio. Gold Rings - Intaglios, Case FFF.

Vermeule: Sard. Intaglio. (Modern Gold Ring Setting) Jugate heads of a bearded man and a woman wearing a diadem facing to right. The heads copy Greek types of the Hellenistic period. Sommerville termed them Ptolomy Philadelphus and Arsione, but they do not resemble the coin portraits. Neo-Classic

Height 1.7 cm
Width 1.4 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 913 - Sommerville Gem Number

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