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Scaraboid

Object Number:29-128-891
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian (uncertain)
Sard (uncertain)
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Pomona
Height: 1.6 cm
Width: 2.1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:891 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Carnelian. Pomona dropping fruit. Intaglios and Their Imprints, Case DDD.

Vermeule: Sard. Scaraboid. Intaglio. (Unmounted) Sommerville identifies the subject as "Pomona" dropping fruit. The design is based on Roman Imperial numismatic representations of Pax and similar divinities or personifications. Neo-classic.

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