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Object Number: 29-128-1876
Current Location: Out on loan
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedon
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Zeus
Throne
Libation Bowl
Sceptre
Star
Height: 0.9cm
Width: 1.1cm
Depth: 0.4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1876 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern Gold Ring Setting) Zeus seated to left on a high backed throne. He holds a libation bowl in his extended right and a sceptre staff vertically in left. A star appears in field in front of him. Graeco-Roman, in very good style.


Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 78. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 38, no. 122; taf. 25View Objects cited in this Publication

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