University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-919
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Jasper
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Apollo
Column
Bow
Quiver
Python
Olive Tree
Height: 1.4 cm
Width: 0.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:919 - Sommerville Gem Number
94 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Red Jasper. Apollo, having conquered the serpent Python, lays aside his arms, and regards Python suspended on a young olive tree. Beautiful intaglio. Gold Rings - Intaglios, Case FFF. Vermeule: Red Jasper. Intaglio. Apollo standing to right, leaning on column, bow and quiver appear behind him. Serpent Python is suspended from olive tree at right. 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.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 94View 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. 727, no. 919, pl. 74View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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